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Behavioral Health (BH) Value Based Payment (VBP) Readiness Program

The NYS Office of Mental Health (OMH) and Office of Alcohol and Substance Abuse Services (OASAS) have released the Behavioral Health (BH) Value Based Payment (VBP) Readiness Program Application. Application materials can be found on the BH VBP Readiness Program webpage.

Only lead agencies which have submitted a Notification of Interest are eligible to complete an application.

Completed applications are due November 10, 2017.

Agencies interested in joining a Behavioral Health Care Collaborative (BHCC) should outreach the Lead agencies in your region serving the same managed care enrolled individuals. Contact information was provided by proposed leads. If there is a problem, please contact

Applicants must complete the VBP BHCC Application to be considered. Application submission does not guarantee funding. Funding will be contingent on a complete application meeting the program requirements. The state strongly encourages, but is not requiring, smaller networks to collaborate and submit a single application.

NYSHealth 2018 Special Projects Fund Request for Proposals

The New York State Health Foundation (NYSHealth) 2018 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, 2017 and March 13, 2018. Selected organizations will be invited to submit full proposals, with deadlines of November 30, 2017 and May 16, 2018.

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 2018 Special Projects Fund RFP and frequently asked questions.