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Office of Mental Health

Young Adult ACT in Western NY

The New York State Office of Mental Health (OMH) announces the availability of funds for the development of a Young Adult Assertive Community Treatment (ACT) team within either Erie County or Monroe County in New York State. The Young Adult ACT team will serve 48 individuals, ages 18 to 25, who have Serious Mental Illness (SMI), who have not been successfully engaged by the traditional mental health treatment and rehabilitation system and who can benefit from the specialty ACT Team’ goals which include helping young adults to become independent. In addition to a program of comprehensive treatment services, it will provide developmentally appropriate support to build and implement a productive vocational or educational plan. In addition, it will focus on enhancing necessary “real-world” skills, including but not limited to financial literacy, decision-making, time management, interpersonal interactions socially and in a work setting, as well as self-care and well-being.

Young Adult ACT will serve individuals who may need support developing a productive vocational or educational plan, do not have a sufficient social/family support system and/or lack sufficient real-world skills to successfully become independent adults. The expansion of ACT represents a commitment by the New York State Office of Mental Health to develop specialty ACT Teams that are designed to better meet the needs of specific populations, e.g., providing access to an evidence-based practice for young adults with SMI and high continuous needs that are not met in traditional community-based services.



Please be advised that due to formatting issues on the Appendix B Budget Template provided/uploaded into the Grants Gateway for this RFP, there is the potential to not allow applicants to appropriately complete/fill-out the template. Please do not use this template or reference document.

The correct budget template (Appendix B) to be used is provided on this webpage.


Please be advised that due to issues with Grants Gateway system, the release of the Young Adult ACT in Western NY RFP release date will be 08/23/2021 and not 08/19/2021.

The due date and time of the proposal remain the same at 4:00:00pm EST on 10/26/2021.