The New York State Office of Mental Health (OMH), Office of Addiction Services and Supports (OASAS) and the Department of Health, announce the development of 13 new Certified Community Behavioral Health Clinics (CCBHCs) within the ten economic development regions (EDR) of New York State which will participate in the federal CCBHC Demonstration. The Offices are seeking to develop 6 CCBHCs within the New York City EDR and 7 CCBHCs to the 9 EDRs outside of NYC, as detailed in Section 4.3 of the RFP.
This RFP represents the first phase of a two-year expansion plan. OMH and OASAS will issue an additional RFP in early 2024 for the second phase of the CCBHC expansion. In total, the expansion will triple the number of CCBHCs statewide from 13 to 39 by July 2025.
Eligibility Clarification: Applicants must –
Be licensed, certified or otherwise authorized by OMH and OASAS with an Article 31 Part 599 Mental Health Outpatient Treatment and Rehabilitation (MHOTRS) clinic license and Article 32 Part 822 Outpatient Services clinic certification and be in good standing with both of the Offices. “Good standing” for OMH licensed programs is defined as a provider maintaining satisfactory compliance with applicable laws, rules and regulations, having an OMH accepted Performance Improvement Plan and not receiving or not under active Enhanced Provider Monitoring. For OASAS certified programs, “good standing” is defined as a provider maintaining satisfactory compliance with applicable laws, rules and regulations, having an OASAS accepted Corrective Action Plan based on its most recent recertification review, and may not be receiving or be under active Enhanced Oversight Provider Monitoring.
Letter of Intent – There is no prescribed format for this submission and as stated in Section 2.2, it does not obligate an agency/provider to apply. What was not noted in the RFP was how to submit the Letter of Intent. Please submit the document via email to OMHLocalProcurement@omh.ny.gov and put “CCBHC Letter of Intent Submission” in the Subject Line.