NYS OMH’s 12 Supportive Crisis Stabilization Centers RFP, Due October 5, 2022

OMH & OASAS Funding Opportunity -Request For Proposals

The New York State (NYS) Office of Mental Health (OMH) and Office of Addiction Services and Supports (OASAS), hereinafter the Offices, announce the availability of operational funds and state-aid for the development of 12 new Supportive Crisis Stabilization Centers (SCSCs) within the ten economic development regions of New York State.

The Offices are seeking to develop three Centers within the New York City economic development region and nine Centers outside of New York City, one in each of the nine economic development regions – Capital Region, Central New York, Finger Lakes, Long Island, Mid-Hudson, Mohawk Valley, North Country, Western, and Southern Tier.


New York State is developing a comprehensive crisis response system available to all New Yorkers regardless of their location of residence or ability to pay.

This system will emphasize a person-centered continuum of care that enables individuals to enter and exit the system based on need. To this end, OMH and OASAS are committed to the development of increased, enhanced, and connected crisis services across the state composed of a telephonic triage through the implementation of 988, the continued support and development of Mobile Crisis teams, Crisis Residential programs, Crisis Stabilization Centers, and other community services and supports.

Total Funds Up to $1,250,000 Startup|Approximately 12 Awards Up to $900K (downstate) or $768K (upstate) Per Year for 5 Years | Due Date October 5, 2022


Eligible applicants are not-for-profit agencies with 501(c) (3) incorporation or Public Benefit Corporations that have experience providing mental health and substance use treatment services to persons with serious mental illness and/or substance use disorders.

Additionally, applicants must be currently licensed, certified or otherwise authorized by OMH, OASAS or the NYS Department of Health (DOH); in compliance with the application certification requirements of the Offices; and in good standing at the time of certification approval.

Population(s) Of Focus

SCSCs are designed to serve all New Yorkers experiencing a mental health and/or substance use crisis in their service area regardless of age, ability to pay, or location of residence. This includes children, adolescents, adults, and families.

Any individual who presents to an SCSC must be provided services. For recipients who require higher levels of care, SCSC staff will collaborate with the recipient and assist them in accessing the next level of care.

Submission Specifications

All proposals to this RFP must be submitted through the Grants Gateway portal. All not for profit applicants must be Prequalified by the due date and time for this RFP. Government entities are not required to Prequalify.

The proposal must include a 5-year Budget (Appendix B). Net deficit support of $900K (downstate) or $768K (upstate) is available annually, as well as start-up funds totaling $1.25M. Note that administrative costs cannot be more than 15%. Any travel costs included in the Budget must conform to New York State rates for travel reimbursement. Applicants should list staff by position, full-time equivalent (FTE), and salary.

In addition to operational funds and state-aid, applicants awarded this RFP will be eligible to request capital funding. Capital funding will be available for up to $1,000,000, to be spent within 12 months of contract execution. ICSC Providers must commit to meet start-up spending requirements, with the expectation that Centers will be operational and have the capability to bill for services upon licensure.

Bidder’s Conference

A Bidder’s Conference will be held at the date and time listed in the Schedule. Prospective Proposers’ participation in this conference is highly encouraged but not mandatory. The purpose of the Bidder’s Conference is to:

  • Provide additional description of the project; and
  • Explain the RFP process

The details for the Bidders’ Conference are as follows:
August 2, 2022 from 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM

Join from the meeting link:
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+1-518-549-0500 USA Toll
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Meeting Number: 161 695 7575
Meeting Password: MHgZrdxx474

Available Resource

🌐 Questions Due Date August 16, 2022, with all questions uploaded to the Issuing Officer’s email via link, titled “Supportive Crisis Stabilization Centers RFP”in the Subject Line.

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