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Scattered-Site Supportive Housing for Adults with Serious Mental Illness (Re-allocation of Existing Units) - Brooklyn

Grant to a Brooklyn New York Nonprofit to Operate a
Supportive Housing Program for Individuals with Mental Illness

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New York State Office of Mental Health (OMH)

Deadline Date:

08/13/18 4:00 PM


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Grant to a Brooklyn, New York nonprofit organization to operate a supportive housing program for individuals with serious mental illness or co-occurring substance abuse disorders. Applicants must be prequalified in the grant system prior to submitting an application.

The Office of Mental Health announces this Request for Proposals (RFP) for the operation of a 56 bed Scattered-Site Supportive Housing Program located in Brooklyn that is currently operated by a not-for-profit agency. Of the 56 beds, 40 are funded for individuals with a serious mental illness and/or co-occurring substance use disorder who are eligible under the NY/NY III Initiative (10 beds for Population A and 30 beds for Population B) and 16 beds target persons with a serious mental illness referred from State prison.

This Scattered-Site Supportive Housing Program has been operational for many years and the units are currently tenanted; any future vacancies must be sited in Brooklyn for the target populations outlined above. Eligibility for the housing will be determined by the Human Resources Administration (HRA). Referrals for the NY/ NY III Population A units will be generated by the Department of Homeless Services (DHS) via the Coordinated Assessment and Placement System (CAPS). Referrals for NY/NY III Population B will be referrals from OMH operated psychiatric hospitals or OMH operated residential programs. Referrals from Kingsboro Psychiatric Center or South Beach Psychiatric Center should receive priority consideration for the Population B units although a provider may accept a referral from any OMH operated psychiatric hospital. For the forensic beds, the referrals process is managed through the Re-entry Coordination System (RCS) run by the Center for Urban Community Services (CUCS).

The agency selected for this housing will be expected to participate in housing interviews via Video Teleconferences (VTC), accept forensic consumers through this process, and report admission decisions and discharges. Referrals with an Assisted Outpatient Treatment (AOT) order must receive priority consideration for any housing vacancy.

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GrantWatch ID#: 183966

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Term of Contract:

The contracts awarded in response to this RFP will be for five years with an anticipated start date of January 1, 2019.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Eligible applicants are not-for-profit agencies with 501(c)(3) incorporation that 1) currently have a contract with New York City or New York State to operate scattered site supportive housing in NYC for persons with serious mental illness; and, 2) are in good standing with the Office of Mental Health or the Department of Health and Mental Hygiene (DOHMH).

If unsure if your agency is an eligible applicant, contact the Issuing Officer.

Pre-Application Information:

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 proposals due date of 4:00:00 PM on August 13, 2018 cannot be evaluated; therefore, such proposals will be disqualified from further consideration.

All questions or requests for clarification concerning the RFP shall be submitted in writing to the Issuing Officer by fax or email by 4:00:00 PM no later than July 16, 2018.

The questions and official answers will be posted on the OMH website as well as a link in the Grants Gateway by July 30, 2018 and will be limited to addressing only those questions submitted by the deadline. No questions will be answered by telephone or in person.

Key Events/Timeline
-RFP Release Date: 06/25/18
-Questions Due: 07/16/18
-Questions and Answers Posted on Website: 07/30/18
-Proposals Due at 4:00 PM on: 08/13/18
-Anticipated Award Notification: 09/17/18
-Anticipated Contract Date: 01/01/19

Contact Information:

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

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Geographic Focus:

USA: New York City: Brooklyn;   New York