Grants Available

Empire State Supportive Housing Services RFP

Proposals are due on September 25, 2019 at 2:00 PM.

New York State (NYS) is excited to announce the release of the fourth Empire State Supportive Housing Initiative (ESSHI) Request for Proposals (RFP). NYS will be awarding service and operation funding for the development of at least 1,200 new units of supportive housing for persons identified as homeless with special needs, conditions, or other life challenges. This RFP occurs in the fourth year of Governor Cuomo’s five-year commitment to add 6,000 supportive housing units.

Medicaid Redesign Team (MRT) Will Reserve Units for Medicaid Members

There will be 25 percent of designated ESSHI units reserved for high-utilizers of Medicaid.  These will be allocated to projects containing 15 or more ESSHI qualifying individuals, with 30 or more total units.

A copy of the ESSHI 2019 RFP may be retrieved from the NYS Office of Mental Health website at:

For more information or to submit an RFP please visit the Grants Gateway grant opportunity portal and navigate to Grant Opportunity “Empire State Supportive Housing Initiative (ESSHI) Round 4”:

Please email all questions to by September 11, 2019.


Outpatient Programs: Innovation and Fiscal Sustainability

The New York State Office of Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Services (OASAS), through its fiscal agent, the Research Foundation for Mental Hygiene, Inc. (RFMH), is a recipient of a State Opioid Response Grant (SOR) from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA). The grant aims to provide funding for outpatient providers to assess current clinical and program workflows and practices that impact access, engagement, retention, medication access and ongoing management to adapt practices to improve performance. The funding will support outpatient programs, with a focus on provision of opioid use disorder (OUD) treatment, in developing standards, analyzing performance to support continuous quality improvement and fiscal modeling to increase knowledge about cost of services, and service access to support improvement in care.

OASAS, through its fiscal agent RFMH, will issue up to 50 awards with a maximum amount $100,000 for each outpatient program. The total amount of funding for this project is not to exceed $5,000,000. Funding for this project is made possible by the State Opioid Response (SOR) grant through SAMHSA which ends on September 29, 2020. Applications will be reviewed and accepted in order of receipt.

NYSHealth Launches 2020 Special Projects Fund
Request for Proposals

The New York State Health Foundation (NYSHealth) 2020 Special Projects Fund Request for Proposals (RFP) is now available. Applicants must submit an online inquiry form to determine whether a proposed project fits the funding criteria. There are two funding cycles for the Special Projects Fund. Deadlines for the online inquiry form are October 3, 2019 and March 4, 2020. Selected organizations will be invited to submit full proposals, with deadlines of December 2, 2019 and May 11, 2020.

NYSHealth Special Projects Fund awards are one-time, nonrenewable funding opportunities consistent with the Foundation’s mission to improve the health of all New Yorkers but outside of its main priority areas.

Read details on the 2020 Special Projects Fund RFP and frequently asked questions.