Funding Opportunities

Behavioral Health Services Commission

The State of Kansas, Department for Aging and Disability Services (KDADS), was awarded a Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) Center for Substance Abuse Training (CSAT) grant. One-time supplemental Substance Abuse Block Grant (SABG) funding is available through the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021. The purpose of the grant awarded to Kansas is to expand dedicated testing and mitigation resources for people with substance use disorders. 

The State of Kansas invites you to submit a grant proposal as described in the Request for Application (RFA). The funding available for this opportunity is $346,260. Grant funding must be expended by or before 9/30/2025.

Eligible applicants must be a KDADS Licensed Substance Use Disorder treatment provider. To be considered for funding, an emailed copy of the application in a combined PDF format (one complete document) must be received by January 24, 2022 by 5 pm. The applications are to be submitted by email to Cissy McKinzie at [email protected].

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The currently released RFPs offered by KDADS BHS are:

Civil Money Penalty Grant Funding for Long-Term Care

Visitation and Technology Initiative in Response to COVID-19

The Centers for Medicaid & Medicare Services (CMS) has announced that federally certified nursing homes are eligible to receive up to $3,000 in Civil Money Penalty (CMP) funds to purchase electronic devices to enable residents to visit with family and friends in a virtual setting and participate in telehealth visits. This program was initiated in response to the restrictions placed on visitors in nursing homes to prevent the spread of COVID-19. CMP funds may be used by nursing homes to purchase tablets, iPads, and similar devices, as well as accessories including headphones and protective covers to help with cleaning between uses. Additional information about the grant is available in the COVID-19 Application FAQ document.   

Certified nursing homes interested in participating in this grant program are asked to submit a completed COVID-19 Application and send to [email protected].

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has issued guidance for Nursing Home Visitation – COVID-19. By following a person-centered approach and adhering to the core principles of COVID-19 infection prevention, visitation can occur safely based on this guidance. Recognizing that considerations allowing for visitation in each phase of re-opening may be difficult for residents and their families, CMS has developed this application template for requests for the use of Civil Money Penalty (CMP) Reinvestment funds to provide nursing homes with in-person visitation aids. Applications should be submitted to [email protected].

Funding for tents and plexiglass (or similar product), are limited to a maximum of $3,000 per facility. Note, when installing tents, facilities must ensure appropriate Life Safety Code (LSC) requirements found at 42 CFR 483.90 are met, unless waived under the PHE declaration.

KDADS recognizes that visitor restrictions may be difficult for residents and families for all adult care home types. To help residents stay connected, KDADS has secured funds to purchase electronic devices, tents and plexiglass that will enable residents to visit with family and friends. Facilities may submit a request for electronic devices at a rate of one device per every 7 residents and can request up to $750 for assistance purchasing tents and plexiglass.

Adult Care Homes interested in participating in the electronic devices grant program are asked to submit a completed ACH Application to [email protected]. Adult Care Homes interested in participating in the tents and plexiglass grant program are asked to submit a completed ACH Visitation Application to [email protected].

Please note that federally certified nursing homes are not eligible for this grant program as they are eligible for the CMP grant program.

Applications will be reviewed to verify requests for equipment are within parameters established by CMS. Facilities will receive an approval letter from KDADS with instructions on how to submit invoices for payment.

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Special Project ApplicationDOCX37.56 KB14 Apr, 2021 Download
Notification of Grant AwardDOCX60.79 KB14 Apr, 2021 Download
Budget Category Itemization InstructionsPDF100.58 KB14 Apr, 2021 Download
Special Grant Application Budget SummaryDOCX33.58 KB14 Apr, 2021 Download
Special Project Invoice Form 336 and 336ADOCX110.89 KB14 Apr, 2021 Download
Certification of Non-Engagement of BoycottDOC23.50 KB14 Apr, 2021 Download
Code of Conduct Assurance Form 441BDOCX20.74 KB14 Apr, 2021 Download
Compliance Assurance Form 441ADOCX25.90 KB14 Apr, 2021 Download
CMP Fund FAQsPDF178.35 KB14 Apr, 2021 Download