Funding Opportunities

When KDADS's Behavioral Health Services has issued Requests for Proposals (RFPs) for grant opportunities, the information and any applications and questions will be posted here. Newly posted RFPs will be announced prior to the pre-bid conference, and any questions that arise from that will be posted here after that conference.

The currently released RFPs offered by KDADS BHS are listed below.

Consumer-Run Organization Requests for Proposals

The Kansas Department for Aging and Disability Services (KDADS), Behavioral Health Services Commission, announces the release of a Request for Proposal (RFP) for the Consumer Run Organization(CRO) Grant.  Eligible applicants are Consumer Run Organization’s that provide programs that develop, provide and maintain peer support services for individuals that self-identify as people who have experienced mental illness, substance abuse, and/or co-occurring disorders. 

Consumer Run Organizations (CRO’s) are legally incorporated non-profit consumer governed and operated organizations that use a peer recovery model built on self-direction, empowerment, peer support, and hope for living a full and meaningful life in recovery.  CRO’s provide services that include leadership, education about community resources, one-on-one peer support, peer support groups, self-help groups, employment support, life skills training, and health and wellness activities.  CRO’s provide a connection between members and their home communities as they transition out of state psychiatric hospitals, nursing facilities, and other institutions. 

Request for Proposal Timeline

Release of Request for Proposal                                              April 3, 2018
Written Questions from Potential Bidders due by 5:00 p.m.        April 13, 2018
Q & A Emailed & Posted by KDADS                                        April 20, 2018
Applications Due (503 S Kansas Ave. Topeka, KS 66603)          5 P.M. CST May 1, 2018
Notification of Award(s)                                                            June 1, 2018
Grant Start-Up                                                                        July 1, 2018

Kansas Prevention Collaborative-Community Initiative Requests for Applications

KPCCI Planning Overview

The Kansas Department for Aging and Disability Services (KDADS), Behavioral Health Services Commission, announces the release of a Request for Applications (RFA) for planning grants (Cohort III) that will allow eligible applicants to engage in comprehensive community-based strategic planning that will result in community driven plans to reduce underage drinking and youth marijuana use, shared risk and protective factors and produce sustainable systems change.

The Kansas Prevention Collaborative-Community Initiative (KPCCI) is intended to reduce and prevent substance abuse in identified communities and enrich prevention efforts across the state through the implementation and sustainability of effective, culturally competent prevention strategies. Through the advancement of technological supports, learning processes, technical assistance, direct consultation, and other resources, grantees will be supported through each of the five steps of the SPF.

KPCCI Implementation Overview

The Kansas Department for Aging and Disability Services (KDADS), Behavioral Health Services Commission, announces the release of a Request for Applications (RFA) that will allow eligible applicants to implement programs that address shared risk and protective factors of underage drinking and other behavioral health issues and produce sustainable systems change.

The Kansas Prevention Collaborative-Community Initiative (KPCCI) is intended to reduce and prevent substance abuse in identified communities and enrich prevention efforts across the state through the implementation and sustainability of effective, culturally competent prevention strategies. Through the advancement of technological supports, learning processes, technical assistance, direct consultation, and other resources, grantees will be supported through each of the five steps of the SPF.

Eligibility for this RFA is limited to coalitions who have previously been funded by a KPCCI Grant.

Cohort II of the Implementation grant is a three-year award, based upon performance and compliance with all grant terms and conditions.  Years two and three will require a local match of 10% in year two and 20% in year three.

KPCCI Request for Applications Timeline

RFP Implementation                               March 20, 2018

Q&A                                                      March 29, 2018

Pre-bid conference                                  April 12, 2018

Applications due                                     April 27, 2018

Awards announced                                  May 28, 2018

Grant start up                                          July 1, 2018

 

If you have questions regarding this RFA please contact KDADS.prevention@ks.gov

Interim Housing 2018 Request for Proposals

The Kansas Department for Aging and Disability Services (KDADS), Behavioral Health Commission, announces the release of a Request for Proposal (RFP) for the Interim Housing Grant. Eligible applicants are community or faith based organizations who can demonstrate the capability of addressing the interim housing needs of homeless adults with Serious Mental Illness (SMI), and homeless adults who may also have a co-occurring mental illness and substance use disorder. This also includes homeless youth (ages 18-22) with Serious Emotional Disturbance (SED) and the priority population of homeless adults who are being discharged from inpatient or residential mental health treatment/substance abuse treatment (e.g. state psychiatric hospital, nursing facility for mental health, substance use disorder treatment facility or community hospital inpatient psychiatric program. The period of this grant will run from July 1, 2018 through June 30, 2019. Total funding will not exceed $92,250.

Request for Proposal Timeline

Release of Request for Proposal

March 15, 2018

Written Questions from Potential Bidders due by 5 p.m.

March 29, 2018

Q&A Emailed and Posted by KDADS

April 5, 2018

Letters of Intent are due by 5 p.m.

April 12, 2018

Applications Due

2 p.m. CST on May 3, 2018 at
503 S. Kansas Avenue
Topeka, KS 66603

Notification of Award(s)

June 1, 2018

Grant Start-Up

July 1, 2018

Projects for Assistance in Transition from Homelessness (PATH) RFP

The Kansas Department for Aging and Disability Services (KDADS), Behavioral Health Services Commission, announces the release of a Request for Proposal (RFP) for the Projects Assisting in the Transition from Homelessness (PATH) Grant. 

In 1991, the Stewart B. McKinney Homeless Assistance Amendments Act of 1990 authorized the Projects of Assistance in Transition from Homelessness (PATH) program.  PATH is administered by the Center for Mental Health Services (CMHS) Homeless Programs Branch within the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA).  PATH allocations are made to states and territories on a formula grant basis, based upon the number of individuals residing in urbanized areas in the state as a percentage of the total United States population in urbanized areas.

The PATH Program is designed to support the delivery of eligible services to persons who are homeless or are at risk of becoming homeless and are experiencing Serious Mental Illness (SMI) and may also have co-occurring substance use disorders, with an emphasis on persons most in need of services.

The PATH program is a vital resource in communities as they seek to reduce and end homelessness. PATH programs across the country have led the way in developing and perfecting methods of outreach and engagement that are effective with people who are experiencing serious mental illnesses/co-occurring disorders and who are homeless. PATH programs serve as the front door to mental health, primary health care, and substance abuse service systems. It is the goal of the Kansas PATH program to connect eligible individuals to Social Security and Medicaid benefits using the SOAR approach. PATH follows these guiding principles:

  • Person Centered Services: The PATH program is committed to services that meet the needs and preferences of people who are homeless and who are experiencing mental illnesses/co-occurring disorders. Services are effective only if they meet needs identified by the individual. Service plans must be developed in partnership with individuals receiving services. 
  • Culturally Competent Services: The PATH program is committed to meeting needs and preferences of individuals within the context of culture. For this to happen in a meaningful way, services must be offered in accordance with individually appropriate language, customs and cultural norms.
  • Peer Support Services: The history of the PATH program proves the effectiveness of services provided by people who have “been there.” Individuals who have achieved recovery serve as powerful examples, and peer support services are a strong tool in our efforts to address homelessness.
  • Commitment to Quality: State PATH Contacts are committed to helping providers achieve high quality in all areas of service provision. Encouragement of evidence based and exemplary practices within homeless services and mainstream systems is part of this strategy.

Request for Proposal Timeline

Release of Request for Proposal

February 15, 2018

Written Questions from Potential Bidders due by 5 p.m.

March 1, 2018

Letters of Intent are due by 5 p.m. CST

March 12, 2018

Q&A Emailed and Posted by KDADS

March 7, 2018

Applications Due

2 p.m. CST on April 1, 2018 at
503 S. Kansas Avenue
Topeka, KS 66603

Notification of Award(s)

June 2018

Grant Start-Up

August 1, 2018