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.

Also, please visit State of Kansas Bidding Event Information page to find other open behavioral health funding opportunities. 

The currently released RFPs offered by KDADS BHS are:

Tobacco Cessation Sub-Grant

The State of Kansas, Department for Aging and Disability Services (KDADS) was awarded a Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) State Opioid Response II (SOR II) grant. Grant funding ends on September 29, 2022. The purpose of the Kansas SOR grant project is to address the opioid crisis by increasing access to medication-assisted treatment (MAT) using FDA approved medications for the treatment of opioid use disorder, reducing unmet treatment need, and reducing opioid-related deaths through the provision of prevention, treatment, and recovery activities for opioid-use disorder (OUD), including prescription opioids, heroin, and illicit fentanyl analogs. SOR II was also expanded to allow for treatment of persons with stimulant use disorder.

The purpose of this Request for Application (RFA) is to address treatment and recovery activities as required by the SOR II grant. Quitting smoking greatly increases the odds of long-term recovery from substance use and has physical health benefits that begin almost immediately for smokers and continue for years to come. Tobacco cessation also increases a person’s sense of mastery and helps them focus on a positive and healthy lifestyle. The goal of this RFA is to fund tobacco cessation program implementation and activities to support individuals receiving treatment for opioid use or stimulant use disorder. Program activities may include:

• Integrating tobacco assessment and treatment into routine clinical practice and/or recovery services
• Paying the registration/participation fee for clients to attend tobacco cessation programs with an anticipated successful outcome
• Providing tobacco cessation medications to those who are ineligible through KanCare or other third-party payers
• Building staff capacity to provide or access tobacco cessation services for clients
• Developing and implementing a comprehensive tobacco-free policy for a clinic or recovery site where clients are treated or live in a group setting

Applicants are required to endorse the Kansas Tobacco Guideline for Behavioral Health Care to be eligible for funding and complete the Tobacco Guideline Self-Assessment within 30 days of funding award notice.

Please be advised that the federal funding for this project has only been guaranteed through September 29, 2021 (Year 1) and September 29, 2022 (Year 2). An additional 12 months of funding may be provided by mutual acceptance of both parties through an amendment of the RFA agreement.

Only one application per nonprofit organization may be submitted by the deadline of May 17, 2021, no later than 5 p.m., and sent to [email protected]

Awards will be announced by email on or before May 21, 2021.

State Opioid Response II (SOR II) grant

The State of Kansas, Department for Aging and Disability Services (KDADS) was awarded a Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) State Opioid Response II (SOR II) grant. Grant funding ends on September 29, 2022. The purpose of the Kansas SOR grant project is to address the opioid crisis by increasing access to medication-assisted treatment (MAT) using FDA-approved medications for the treatment of opioid use disorder, reducing unmet treatment need, and reducing opioid-related deaths through the provision of prevention, treatment, and recovery activities for opioid-use disorder (OUD), including prescription opioids, heroin, and illicit fentanyl analogs. This grant also allows for treatment of persons with stimulant use disorders.

 The purpose of this Request for Application (RFA) is to address treatment and recovery activities required by the State Opioid Response II grant. The goal is to support clients in treatment for opioid/stimulant use as they transition from a criminal justice system or another rehabilitation program towards recovery from addiction. The provider must include data or justification to demonstrate areas of need and where the services will be provided.

Please be advised that the federal funding for this project has only been guaranteed through September 29, 2022.