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Children's Mental Health Wraparound Services

Grants to West Virginia Behavioral Health Agencies to Coordinate Programs
That Address the Needs of Children and Youth with Mental Health Issues

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West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources (DHHR) - Bureau for Behavioral Health (BBH)

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Deadline Date:

06/14/19 5:00 PM EDT


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Grants to West Virginia licensed behavioral health agencies to coordinate the development and implementation of programs that address the needs of children and youth with mental health issues and their families. Funding is intended to facilitate programs that serve children and youth, up to age 21, who have mental health or co-occurring diagnoses that substantially interfere with or limit their functioning in family, school, or community activities; are at risk of placement, or currently placed in a psychiatric treatment facility or acute care psychiatric hospital who cannot return home without extra support, linkage, and services provided by Wraparound; and are emancipated or in the legal custody of their parent or caregiver.

“Wraparound facilitation” is a service using the National Wraparound Initiative ( model that facilitates care planning and coordination for children and youths in the target population. The core components of the Wraparound facilitation service are the following:
- Meetings of child and family teams that drive the service delivery process;
- Interagency collaboration to develop the supports to help the child succeed in the community; and
- Strengths-based planning and facilitation to assist the child and family team to meet the child’s needs.

A “Wraparound facilitator” is the leader of the Child and Family Team and is responsible for coordinating provision of services. Wraparound facilitators have knowledge of in-home and community-based services and experience serving children and youths with serious emotional disturbance (SED) or serious mental illness (SMI). The coordinating agencies and Wraparound facilitators will be expected to provide planning, coordination, and facilitation of individualized Wraparound plans.

Applicants should address each of the following topics in their proposals:
- How coordination with existing resources will optimize funding;
- How they will braid state funding with Medicaid and other federal funding;
- How they will partner with the BBH Children’s Mental Health Wraparound and Regional Youth Service Centers in their respective counties and regions;
- How they will partner with other BBH programs and services, as well as other community agencies and partners;
- What will they do to help build sustainability of community services and supports;
- How they will contribute to the development of a state crisis line and clinical review system for children; and
- How data will be collected to measure outcomes for families, youths, and children who receive services.

Applicants will be expected to be visible resources in their communities by working closely with
community partners, including organizations for children and families, law enforcement, court systems, school systems, physicians, and hospital emergency rooms.

For a list of expected outcomes and performance measures, see:

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 186041

Number of Grants:

At least two in each region

Estimated Size of Grant:

Funding amount available: $815,062 per Region.

Wraparound agencies will receive a daily rate of up to $93.00 for each child participating in this project, depending on the level of care coordination needed.

Term of Contract:

Funding will be available for the one-year state fiscal grant period of July 1, 2019, through June 30, 2020. It is anticipated that this program will be renewed annually with a new announcement of funding availability (AFA) every three to five years.

BBH anticipates that high-fidelity Children’s Mental Health Wraparound services will be implemented in phases in the six BBH regions, with the first rollout to begin July 1, 2019 (for Regions 1, 2, and 3), and the second rollout on October 1, 2019 (for Regions 4, 5, and 6). See information about eligible counties per regions in Pre-Application Information, below.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Eligible applicants are public or private organizations with a valid West Virginia Business License and/or unit of local government. If the applicant is not already registered as a vendor in the State of West Virginia, registration must either be completed prior to award or the vendor must demonstrate proof of such application.

Pre-proposal Conference:

A Technical Assistance Meeting will be held on May 24, 2019.

Pre-Application Information:

Applications should me submitted by June 14, 2019, 5:00 PM EDT

- Date of Release: May 16, 2019
- Technical Assistance Meeting: May 24, 2019
- Application Deadline: June 14, 2019, by 5:00 p.m. EDT
- Funding Announcement(s) To Be Made: June 24, 2019

Region 1: Hancock, Brooke, Ohio, Marshall, and Wetzel Counties
Region 2: Mineral, Hampshire, Grant, Hardy, Pendleton, Morgan, Berkeley, and Jefferson Counties
Region 3: Tyler, Pleasants, Ritchie, Wood, Jackson, Wirt, Jackson, Roane, and Calhoun Counties
Region 4: Monongalia, Marion, Preston, Taylor, Doddridge, Gilmer, Braxton, Harrison, Lewis, Barbour, Upshur, Tucker, and Randolph Counties
Region 5: Mason, Putnam, Cabell, Wayne, Mingo, Logan,Lincoln, Boone, Kanawha, and Clay Counties
Region 6: Webster, Pocahontas, Nicolas, Greenbrier, Fayette, Raleigh, Wyoming, McDowall, Mercer, Summers, and Monroe

Agencies will be expected to braid funding from this grant with reimbursement for billable services through Medicaid and other available state and federal funds.

Contact Information:

Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.

To submit applications and for Technical Assistance, please include the AFA number in the subject line and email to:

WV Bureau for Behavioral Health
Room 350
350 Capitol Street
Charleston, WV 25301
Phone: (304) 356-4811
Fax: (304) 558-1008

Funding or Pin Number:

AFA Number: 4-2019

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Geographic Focus:

USA: West Virginia