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Office of Mental Health

Capital Awards for Crisis Residential Programs for Children and Adults

The Office of Mental Health announces the availability of capital funds for the acquisition of new property, construction of new facilities and/or the rehabilitation of existing buildings for purposes of developing licensed Residential Crisis Support, Intensive Crisis Residence and/or Children’s Crisis Residence programs in accordance with 14 NYCRR Part 589.


March 31, 2020

Please be advised that award notifications for the Capital Awards for Crisis Residential Programs for Children and Adults Request for Proposals, have been postponed. The Office of Mental Health (OMH) will provide a revised date as soon as possible.

February 6, 2020

Revised answer to question 94.

Yes. As stated in section 5.4.4 Applicants that do not hold a current OMH contract but hold a contract with a Local Government Unit (LGU) or other entity, must note their agency’s ability to serve the contractually agreed upon target population. See question 4d. Applicants will be scored on EITHER 4c or 4d as applicable. NOTE - depending on status of being an OMH provider or not, will determine whether the applicant will be scored on question C or D. For the question that does not apply to your circumstance, please include "Not Applicable" in the response box. If you hold a current OMH contract “Not Applicable” should be included in the response to both 4c and 4d.

January 31, 2020

OMH is extending the Capital Awards for Crisis Residential Programs for Children and Adults Request for Proposals deadline to March 4, 2020 to allow providers time to meet with Directors of Community Services in the LGUs they intend to serve via crisis residential programs. As noted in the RFP applicants must work with the Local Government Units (LGU) to ensure their proposed plan is a component of the County or Regional Crisis Response Plan. This will be demonstrated through the Technical Evaluation and a Letter of Support from the LGU(s). The Local Governmental Unit(s) and Applicant will be required to complete specific responses in section 5.4.1 through 5.4.5 of this RFP.

The LGUs have a responsibility under the Mental Hygiene Law to plan for integrated local services in their counties. In order to effectively plan for local services, the LGUs need to be aware of what services are available and what entity is providing these services and how new services in their LGU can be best integrated into the local mental hygiene services system. In addition, providers who intend to provide services in multiple counties should present their entire plan to all LGUs affected by these services.  Please be advised, as the proposal due date has been extended the tentative award date has also been extended until April 15, 2020. 

Proposal Due Date: 03/04/2020
Tentative Awards: 04/15/2020

December 31, 2019

Please be advised that there have been changes made to the following timeline dates:

Q&As Post – January 15, 2020
Proposals Due – 4 p.m., February 5, 2020
Tentative Award Notification – March 4, 2020

November 21, 2019

Please be advised that all Appendices and/or templates are found on the Grants Gateway on the Pre-Submission Upload page.