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Office of Mental Health

Intensive Crisis Stabilization Centers

The New York State (NYS) Office of Mental Health (OMH) and Office of Addiction Services and Supports (OASAS), hereinafter the Offices, announce the availability of operational funds and state-aid for the development of 12 new Intensive Crisis Stabilization Centers (ICSCs) within the 10 economic development regions. The Offices are seeking to develop 3 Centers within the New York City economic development region and 9 Centers outside of New York City, one in each of the nine other economic development regions.


UPDATE – 5/12/2022

Crisis Stabilization Center Program Guidance will be made available by 5/16 at:

Updated OMH Crisis Stabilization Rates can be found at:

UPDATE – 5/6/2022

Questions and Answers Update

The Question & Answer document for the Intensive Crisis Stabilization Centers RFP is being revised. The answer to question #151 has been revised.

Revised Answer:

Applicants are free to collaborate amongst themselves on the development of proposals and should contact their County DCS to discuss local program and system planning. For county contact information, check the website for the Conference of Local Mental Hygiene Directors.

As a reminder, pursuant to Section 2.1 of the Intensive Crisis Stabilization Centers RFP, all contact regarding the RFP must go to the Procurement Issuing Officer, Carol Swiderski, of the Office of Mental Health.

Section 2.1 Designated Contact/Issuing Officer

OMH and OASAS have assigned an Issuing Officer for this project. The Issuing Officer or a designee shall be the sole point of contact regarding the RFP from the date of issuance of the RFP until the issuance of the Notice of Conditional Award. To avoid being deemed non-responsive, an applicant is restricted from making contact with any other personnel of OMH and OASAS regarding the RFP. Certain findings of non-responsibility can result in rejection for a contract award. The Issuing Officer for this RFP, who shall coordinate on behalf of both OMH and OASAS, is:
Carol Swiderski
Contract Management Specialist 2
New York State Office of Mental Health
Contracts and Claims
44 Holland Avenue, 7th Floor
Albany, NY 12229

Additionally, Section 2.6, clearly states that questions or requests for clarification concerning the RFP shall be submitted in writing to the Issuing Officer by e-mail to by 4:00 PM EST on 3/10/22, the “Questions Due” date indicated in Section 2.3. No questions can be submitted or will be answered after this date. No questions will be answered by telephone or in person.


Section 2.5 – Eligible Agencies

Eligible applicants are not-for-profit agencies with 501(c) (3) incorporation or Public Benefit Corporations that have experience providing mental health and substance use services to persons with serious mental illness and/or substance use disorders.

If you are unsure if your agency is an eligible applicant, contact the Issuing Officer as identified in the RFP. Please note that questions regarding Eligibility will not be responded to individually. All Eligibility-related questions will be responded to through the official Questions and Answers process. The Questions and Answers will post on April 28, 2021.

Applicants shall include information needed to demonstrate that the provider is licensed, certified or otherwise authorized by OMH, OASAS or the NYS Department of Health (DOH); in compliance with the application certification requirements of the Offices; and in good standing at the time of certification approval. For more information on the certification application and approval process, please refer to the to-be-promulgated regulations of Title 14 NYCRR Part 600.

Section 2.3 – Key Events/Timeline – REVISED

Bidders Conference: 3/23/22
Questions would be due by: 4/6/22
Q&A posted: 4/28/22
Proposals due by: 6/9/22
Anticipated Award Notification: 7/7/22
Anticipated Award Contract Start Date: 10/1/2022

Section 1.3 – Bidders’ Conference

The details for the Bidders’ Conference are as follows:

Date/Time – March 23, 2022 from 1:30 PM – 3:00 PM

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Join by phone
+1-518-549-0500 USA Toll

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Meeting number (access code): 161 861 7255
Meeting password: 5wfPAFUCs77