New York State Office of Mental Health (OMH)
01/24/18 4:00 PM ET
Grants to New York nonprofit organizations in New York City and Long Island to provide housing and supportive services for individuals with mental illness. Nonprofits must prequalify in the online grants system prior to applying. This program seeks to invest in community-based services that reduce the demand for services and long lengths of stay in inpatient settings.
Based on continuing identification of the need for additional residential opportunities to support this mission, NYS OMH is issuing a fourth annual round of its Transformation Plan reinvestment to further expand Scattered-Site Supportive Housing across the State. The New York State Office of Mental Health announces this Request for Proposals (RFP) for the development and operation of up to 100 units of Scattered-Site Supportive Housing for individuals with a serious mental illness who meet one of the following criteria as outlined below:
-Individuals with a serious mental illness who are being discharged from State operated Psychiatric Centers or State operated residential programs,
-Individuals with a serious mental illness who are being discharged from an Article 28 hospital or Article 31 hospital and in need of Scattered-Site Supportive Housing or for whom housing would assist in a diversion from a State PC,
-Individuals with a serious mental illness residing in the region who have a serious mental illness and who are high users of Medicaid Services and referred by Health Homes,
-Individuals with a serious mental illness who are current residents of an OMH licensed Community Residence operated by a voluntary provider agency, prioritizing individuals that have a Length of Stay (LOS) greater than two (2) years,
-Individuals with a serious mental illness who are current residents in an OMH licensed Apartment Treatment Program, operated by a voluntary provider agency, prioritizing individuals that have a Length of Stay (LOS) greater than three (3) years,
-Individuals, 18 years or older, with a serious mental illness who are being discharged from a Residential Treatment Facility, OR
-Individuals with a serious mental illness who are currently homeless or residing in a shelter. (This criterion is for the Long Island Region only.)
Please note that within these target population groups, individuals with an Assisted Outpatient Treatment (AOT) must receive priority access. Additionally, in recognition of the growing need for reentry housing, acceptance of individuals with forensic history is expected.
While a full range of community services are being developed in ongoing discussions with local stakeholders using OMH State funded pre-investments, Scattered-Site Supportive Housing has been identified as one of the priority programs enabling individuals to successfully remain in the community. The 2017/2018 Enacted NYS State Budget authorizes funding for the development of up to 200 units of Scattered-Site Supportive Housing which have been allocated throughout PC catchment areas in New York State. A total of 100 units of Scattered-Site Supportive Housing have been allocated for the New York City and Long Island Regions.
Six (6) awards of Scattered-Site Supportive Housing units will be made available as follows:
-Group #1 - 12 units designated for Pilgrim and/or Sagamore Children’s Psychiatric Catchment Region, to be located in Nassau County;
-Group #2 - 18 units designated for Pilgrim and/or Sagamore Children’s Psychiatric Catchment Region, to be located in Suffolk County;
-Group #3 - 20 units designated for Bronx Psychiatric Catchment Region, to be located in the Bronx;
-Group #4 - 20 units designated for Kingsboro Psychiatric Catchment Region, to be located in Brooklyn;
-Group #5 - 15 units designated for Creedmoor Psychiatric Catchment Region; to be located in Queens; and
-Group #6 - 15 units designated for South Beach Psychiatric Catchment Region; to be located in Staten Island.
Please note for units awarded for the NYC boroughs, a provider awarded units allocated for a specific borough may accept referrals from any OMH PC or RTF serving NYC residents, regardless of location within NYC.
GrantWatch ID#: 182613
Six (6) awards of Scattered-Site Supportive Housing units will be made.
Contractors will receive annual funding for units developed under this initiative though an OMH contract at either the current New York City Scattered-Site Supportive Housing rate (currently $16,759 per unit),or the current Long Island Scattered-Site Supportive Housing rate (currently $16,809 per unit), as applicable.
The contracts awarded in response to this RFP will be for five years with an anticipated start date of July 1, 2018.
Please note any agency awarded housing will have nine (9) months from the date of contract approval to develop all units.
Eligible applicants are not-for-profit agencies with 501(c) (3) incorporation that a) have experience providing housing and supportive services for persons with serious mental illness and/or co-occurring disorder that is contracted for and monitored by a city, state or federal government agency and/or b) provide mental health services to persons with serious mental illness through programs that are licensed by OMH or are under contract with OMH or the county Local Government Unit (LGU).
Proposals from eligible not-for-profit applicants who have not completed Vendor Prequalification will be disqualified.
All questions or requests for clarification concerning the RFP shall be submitted in writing to the Issuing Officer by December 14, 2017. The questions and official answers will be posted on the OMH website as well as an upload in the Grants Gateway by December 28.
Pursuant to the New York State Division of Budget Bulletin H-1032, dated June 7, 2013, New York State has instituted key reform initiatives to the grant contract process which require not-for-profits to register in the Grants Gateway and complete the Vendor Prequalification process in order for proposals to be evaluated and any resulting contracts executed.
Proposals received from eligible not-for-profit applicants who have not been Prequalified by the proposal due date indicated in 2.2 cannot be evaluated; therefore, such proposals will be disqualified from further consideration.
The deadline to apply is January 24, 2018, 4:00 PM ET.
-RFP Release Date: 11/29/17
-Questions Due: 12/14/17
-Questions and Answers Posted on Website: 12/28/17
-Proposals Due by 4:00 PM ET: 1/24/18
-Anticipated Award Notification: 2/21/18
-Anticipated Contract Date: 7/01/18
View this opportunity on the Grants Gateway:
Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.
Deborah Beaudin, Contract Management Specialist Trainee
Fax: (518) 402-2529
New York State Office of Mental Health
Contracts and Claims
44 Holland Avenue, 7th Floor
Albany, NY 12229
Grant Opportunity ID: OMH01-SHLINY-2017
USA: New York City; New York: Long Island