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MHDS PATH Grant RFP SFY 2014-2018

Announcement

The Mental Health Developmental Services (MHDS) announces the release of a Request for Proposal (RFP) for Projects For Assistance in the Transition from Homelessness (PATH). MHDS PATH RFP would cover July 1, 2013 to June 30, 2017 (State FY 2014-2018).  MHDS wishes to award PATH Grant Funds to non-profit agencies that provide or ensure access to public mental health services to eligible individuals. Eligible applicants can be a broad range of non-profit organizations that have the ability to make a community wide impact. 

Request for Proposal Timeline

Release of Request for Proposal

January 4, 2013

Non-Binding Letter of Intent Due

January 28, 2013

Written Questions From Potential Bidders Due by 5:00 p.m.

January 28, 2013

Written Responses Posted

February 4, 2013

Proposals Due

February 18, 2013 by 5:00 pm

Proposals Reviewed by Objective Reviewers Committee and Central Office

February 18-22, 2013

Objective Reviewers Committee and Central Office Informs MHDS Administrator of Recommendations              

March 4, 2013

Negotiations with Applicants           

March 25,-April 22, 2013

Central Office Notifies Successful and Unsuccessful Applicants of Award Administrative Processing of Grants               

April 29-June 30.2013

Grant Start-Up    

August 1, 2013

 

 

 

Eligibility

Community Mental Health Centers and nonprofit organizations, including faith-based organizations, and Tribal entities are eligible to apply for a PATH Grant. Under the PATH formula grant program, Section 522 (c) Coordination, of the Public Health Service Act (Part C, Projects For Assistance In Transition From Homelessness), grants will be available only to entities that have the capacity to provide, directly or through arrangements, the services specified in Part C, Section 522 (b) of the Public Health Service Act (see RFP Section 3.1.2, Specification of Services), including coordinating the provision of services "in order to meet the needs of eligible homeless individuals who are both mentally ill and having co-occurring substance use disorders".  The State is requesting proposals from eligible entities that have experience in providing services to homeless persons with a Serious Mental Illness (SMI), including veterans, and can demonstrate all those enrolled in the PATH Program will have access to comprehensive mental health services, including housing, at the time of PATH service closure.  If a non-Community Mental Health Center organization is interested in applying for a grant under this program they must also include a Letter of Agreement with a local licensed mental health center, that ensures on-going comprehensive mental health services at the time of PATH service closure for each individual will be offered and available.  The Public Health Service Act is in Appendix A

 

Deadline

To be considered for funding, proposals (one original and 6 hard copies) must be received by February 18, 2013 by 5:00 pm to Joann Flanagan, State PATH Contact at Mental Health Developmental Services, 4126 Technology Way, Suite 201 Carson City, Nevada 89706.  Proposals will not be accepted via fax or by electronic email.  Late proposals will not be accepted.  MHDS will accept questions until January 28, 2013 at 5:00 pm.  Questions must be emailed to Joann Flanagan at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it . MHDS will post answers to the questions by February 4, 2013 at 5:00 pm at http://mhds.state.nv.us/.

Required Non-Binding Letter of Intent

In order to apply, organizations are required to submit a non-binding Letter of Intent (LOI) no later than January 28, 2013 at 5:00 p.m.   The letter must include the following: 1) Name and address of the applicant, 2) Statement indicating intent to apply, 3) Name of MHDS Grant Program, 4) Telephone number and email address of the contact person. The LOI should be sent to Joann Flanagan at Mental Health Developmental Services, 4126 Technology Way, Suite 201, Carson City, Nevada 89706. 

Contact Information

Joann Flanagan, State PATH Contact, Mental Health Developmental Services, 4126 Technology Way Suite 201 Carson City, Nevada, (775) 684- 5896, This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

 

To access the PATH Grant Request for Proposal click on the link below:

                MHDS PATH GRANT RFP SFY 2014-2018