Grants Available

DANY Physician Loan Repayment and Physician Practice Support Program

The New York State Doctors Across New York (DANY) initiative includes several programs collectively designed to help train and place physicians in underserved communities, in a variety of settings and specialties, to care for New York’s diverse population. The DANY Physician Loan Repayment (PLR) and Physician Practice Support (PPS) programs make funds available to help recruit physicians and encourage them to remain in medically underserved areas of the state. Funding is provided in exchange for a physician’s commitment to work in an underserved area for a three-year period. OASAS Programs are eligible to participate in this procurement.

Pursuant to PHL § 2807-m, DANY funds can be awarded to: (1) a physician to preay qualified educational debt; (2) a physician to support the costs of establishing or joining medical practices; or (3) a health care facility to recruit or retain a physician by providing the physician with a sign-on bonus, funds to repay outstanding qualified educational debt, or enhanced compensation. In all cases, 100 percent of the funds ultimately must be distributed to the physician, or the physician’s practice.

The New York State Department of Health (Department) hosted an applicant webinar for this funding opportunity on April 25, 2018. A link to the recording is posted on the website at: https://www.health.ny.gov/professionals/doctors/graduate_medical_education/doctors_across_ny.

Anyone who potentially may be interested in applying for this program should start the process as soon as possible by registering for a Grants Gateway account at the following website: https://grantsreform.ny.gov/grantees. Additionally, not for profit applicants must be prequalified in the Grants Gateway in order to apply for this grant opportunity on or before the date the applications are due.

PLEASE NOTE that currently this is listed as, a “NON-GATEWAY” opportunity announcement. This status will change on May 16, 2018, when it will become an open grant opportunity in the Gateway under the following ID number: DOH01-DRPLR5-2019. Again this opportunity will not be OPEN until May 16, 2018.


Empire State Supportive Housing Services RFP Now Available

New York State is excited to announce the release of the third Empire State Supportive Housing Initiative (ESSHI) Request for Proposal (RFP). This RFP is a multi-agency initiative to provide service and operating funding aimed at creating or preserving over 100,000 affordable, and 6,000 supportive housing units. The third phase will provide $30 million in service and operating funding for 1,200 units of supportive housing statewide for persons identified as homeless with special needs, conditions and/or other life challenges.

Medicaid Redesign Team (MRT) Medicaid Set Aside

Projects of 15 or more ESSHI qualifying individuals, with 30 or more units in total, will set aside 25% of designated ESSHI units for high-cost, high-need Medicaid users.

The 2018 ESSHI RFP can be found on the OMH website: https://www.omh.ny.gov/omhweb/rfp/2018/esshi/.

Proposals are due on June 19, 2018.


SAMHSA Infant and Early Childhood Mental Health Grant Program

The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) is accepting applications for the Infant and Early Childhood Mental Health Grant Program totaling up to $23.4 million over the next 5 years.

The purpose of this program is to improve outcomes for young children by developing, maintaining, or enhancing infant and early childhood mental health promotion, intervention, and treatment services, including: (1) programs for infants and children at significant risk of developing, showing early signs of, or having been diagnosed with a mental illness, including a serious emotional disturbance (SED) and/or symptoms that may be indicative of a developing SED in children with a history of in utero exposure to substances such as opioids, stimulants or other drugs that may impact development; and (2) multigenerational therapy and other services that strengthen positive caregiving relationships.  Programs funded under this Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) must be evidence-informed or evidence-based, and culturally and linguistically appropriate.

SAMHSA expects to fund up to 9 grantees with up to $500,000 per year for up to five years.  The actual award amount may vary, depending on the availability of funds.  The FOA for this grant is available at: https://www.samhsa.gov/grants/grant-announcements/sm-18-018.

WHO CAN APPLY:  Eligibility for this program is statutorily limited to a human services agency or non-profit institution that:

  • Employs licensed mental health professionals who have specialized training and experience in infant and early childhood assessment, diagnosis, and treatment; OR is accredited or approved by the appropriate State agency, as applicable, to provide for children, from birth to 12 years of age, mental health promotion, intervention, and/or treatment services; and
  • Provides infant and early childhood services or programs that are evidence-based or that have been scientifically demonstrated to show further promise but would benefit from further applied development.

HOW TO APPLY:  All applicants must register with the National Institutes of Health’s electronic Research Administration (eRA) Commons in order to submit an application.  This process takes up to six weeks.  If you believe you are interested in applying for this opportunity, you MUST start the registration process immediately.  Do not wait to start this process.  If your organization is not registered and you do not have an active eRA Commons PI account by the deadline, the application will not be accepted.  Applicants also must register with the System for Award Management at SAM.gov and Grants.gov/.

APPLICATION DUE DATE:  June 29, 2018 by 11:59 p.m. (Eastern Time).  Applications must be received by the due date and time to be considered for review.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION:  Applicants with questions about program issues should contact Jennifer Oppenheim at (240) 276-1862 or Jennifer.Oppenheim@samhsa.hhs.gov (link sends e-mail).


SAMHSA grants of up to $95.9 million for Certified Community Behavioral Health Clinic Expansion

The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) is accepting applications for the Certified Community Behavioral Health Clinic Expansion Grants (Short Title: CCBHC Expansion Grants) totaling up to $95.9 million over the next two years.

The purpose of this program is to increase access to and improve the quality of community behavioral health services through the expansion of CCBHCs. CCBHCs provide person- and family-centered services and are available in the 24 states that participated in the FY 2016 Planning Grants for Certified Community Behavioral Health Clinics (SM-16-001). The CCBHC Expansion program grantees must provide access to services for individuals with serious mental illness (SMI) or substance use disorders (SUD), including opioid disorders; children and adolescents with serious emotional disturbance (SED); and individuals with co-occurring disorders (COD).

SAMHSA expects to fund up to 25 grantees with up to $2 million per year for up to two years.  The actual award amount may vary, depending on the availability of funds.  The funding announcement opportunity for this grant is available at: https://www.samhsa.gov/grants/grant-announcements/sm-18-019.

WHO CAN APPLY: Eligibility is limited to certified community behavioral health clinics or to community-based behavioral health clinics who may not yet be certified but that meet the certification criteria and can be certified within four months of award in the following states:  AK, CA, CO, CT, IA, IL, IN, KY, MA, MD, MI, MN, MO, NC, NJ, NM, NV, NY, OK, OR, PA, RI, TX, and VA.

HOW TO APPLY:  All applicants must register with the National Institutes of Health’s electronic Research Administration (eRA) Commons in order to submit an application. This process takes up to six weeks. If you are interested in applying for this opportunity, you MUST start the registration process immediately. Do not wait to start this process. If your organization is not registered and you do not have an active eRA Commons PI account by the deadline, the application will not be accepted. Applicants also must register with the System for Award Management at SAM.gov and Grants.gov/.

APPLICATION DUE DATE:  July 9, 2018, by 11:59 p.m. (Eastern Time).  Applications must be received by the due date and time to be considered for review.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: Applicants with questions about program issues should contact Joy Mobley at ccbhc@samhsa.hhs.gov (link sends e-mail).

SAMHSA Targeted Capacity Expansion: Medication Assisted Treatment – Prescription Drug and Opioid Addiction

Application Due Date: Monday, July 9, 2018

The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), Center for Substance Abuse Treatment (CSAT), is accepting applications for fiscal year (FY) 2018 Targeted Capacity Expansion: Medication Assisted Treatment – Prescription Drug and Opioid Addiction (Short Title: MAT-PDOA) grants. The purpose of this program is to expand/enhance access to medication-assisted treatment (MAT) services for persons with an opioid use disorder (OUD) seeking or receiving MAT. This program’s focus is on funding organizations and tribes/tribal organizations within states identified as having the highest rates of primary treatment admissions for heroin and opioids per capita and includes those states with the most dramatic increases for heroin and opioids, based on SAMHSA’s 2015 Treatment Episode Data Set (TEDS). The desired outcomes include: 1) an increase in the number of individuals with OUD receiving MAT 3) a decrease in illicit opioid drug use and prescription opioid misuse at six-month follow-up.

MAT using one of the FDA-approved medications for the maintenance treatment of opioid use disorder (methadone, buprenorphine/naloxone products/buprenorphine products including sublingual tablets/film, buccal film, and extended release, long-acting injectable buprenorphine formulations and injectable naltrexone) is a required activity of the program. MAT is to be provided in combination with comprehensive OUD psychosocial services, including, but not limited to: counseling, behavioral therapies, Recovery Support Services (RSS), and other clinically appropriate services required for individuals to achieve and maintain abstinence from opioids.

Eligibility:  Eligibility is limited to the domestic states, political subdivisions within states, and public and private nonprofit organizations in states with the highest rates of primary treatment admissions for heroin and opioids per capita and includes those with the most dramatic increases for heroin and opioids, as identified by SAMHSA’s 2015 Treatment Episode Data Set (TEDS). Tribes/tribal organizations across the United States are also eligible to receive funding.

Anticipated Total Available Funding: $65,583,803 (At least $5 million will be awarded to federally recognized American Indian/Alaska Native (AI/AN) tribes/tribal organizations)


Anticipated Number of Awards
: Up to 125 awards

OMH Announces Capital Grants for Preservation, Expansion and/or Restructuring of Children’s Clinics and RTFs

Deadline: 08/01/2018

Award Details: Applicants may request a minimum of $200,000 and a maximum of $1.5 million per application.

Number of Awards: see FOA

Target Population: The New York State Office of Mental Health (OMH) announces the availability of capital funds through a Request for Proposals (RFP) for the preservation, restructuring and/or expansion of OMH Article 31 Licensed Residential Treatment Facilities (RTFs) and Mental Health Clinics licensed to serve children throughout New York State.

Eligibility: Eligible Applicants are not-for-profit organizations exempt from federal income tax under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. Providers licensed pursuant to Article 28 of Public Health Law and Federally Qualified Health Centers are not eligible to apply. This grant is specifically targeted to Article 31 free-standing: A) Clinics licensed to serve children B) Residential Treatment Facilities (RTFs)

Click HERE to view the full RFP.

Anticipated Award Amount: Up to $524,670 per year