Funder: New York State

Deadline: 01/27/2021

Award Details: One award will be made in the amount of $2,490,062 for the five years.
Annual funding for each of the 5 years is $498,012.

Number of Awards: One award will be made in the amount of $2,490,062 for the five years. Annual funding for each of the 5 years is $498,012.

Target Population: The New York State Office of Mental Health (OMH) is issuing a Request for Proposal (RFP) to invite interested bidders to submit proposals to serve as a contractor to educate and support the Peer Workforce. The program will enhance peer-run organizations’
operational capacity and organizational health. The support strategies provided will also directly assist non-peer run
organizations in their transformation to hire certified peer specialists in their programs. The strategies include but are not limited to: training non-peer staff who supervise peers on best practices for effectively integrating peers into the workplace; aiding OMH in
preparing peer staff to work in a variety of Medicaid-funded environments by operating the “Academy of Peer Services”, on behalf of OMH. The Academy of Peer Services is part of NYS’ Peer Accreditation process.

Eligibility:

Agencies interested in responding to this Request for Proposal must submit a Letter of Intent to Bid to the OMH Issuing Officer by 12/16/2020. The Letter of Intent to Bid shall be non-binding.

Eligible applicants are not-for-profit agencies with 501(c) (3) incorporation that have experience providing mental health services to persons with serious mental illness.



Link to RFP: https://omh.ny.gov/omhweb/rfp/2020/pwes/peer_wokforce_dev_rfp.pdf