Daily Message

Aug. 19, 2014: Start-Up Funding Announced for Behavioral Health Home Services

The Division of Mental Health and Addiction Services (DMHAS) has issued a Request for Proposals (RFP) for start-up funding for organizations interested in providing behavioral health home services.

This RFP is aimed at providers who are active members in the BHH Learning Community and intend to become a certified health home in New Jersey.

According to the Department of Human Services, a maximum of $200,000 will be available for start-up funding, with each award at a maximum of $50,000. Up to 10 awards will be available depending on eligible requests, amounts requested and number of requests. These one-time dollars may be used for expenses such as minor renovations, minor equipment costs, information technology upgrades and new employee recruitment. Specifically, this RFP is to assist providers in developing and building the initial infrastructure of a working behavioral health home.

Eligible organizations must be:

  • licensed by DHS to provide mental health treatment or support services
  • a current member of or have “graduated” from the New Jersey BHH Learning Community
  • certified or provisionally certified as a behavioral health home by DMHAS, or have applied for certification.

In the event that funds from this contract are necessary to achieve provisional certification, the applicant must attest to use the funds to bring its organization into compliance for certification.

Proposals must be received by Sept. 15 no later than 5 p.m. and must include one signed original and five copies. Faxed or electronic proposals, as well as those received after the deadline, will not be accepted and will be returned without review.