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.

KDADS Grant Request for Application (RFA) Consumer Run Organization (CRO) Grant

KDADS' Behavioral Health Services Commission announces the release of a Request for Application (RFA) for the Consumer Run Organization (CRO) Grant. Eligible applicants are Kansas CROs 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, or co-occurring disorders.

CROs 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. CROs provide services that include leadership, education about community resources, one-on-one peer support, peer support groups, self-help groups, employment and housing support, life skills training, and health and wellness activities. CROs provide a connection between members and their home communities as they transition out of state psychiatric hospitals, nursing facilities, and other institutions. 

Request for Application Timeline

Announcement Release  April 4, 2019 
Written Questions from Potential Applicants Due by 5 p.m.  April 11, 2019 
Q & A Emailed & Posted by KDADS April 18, 2019 
Applications Due by 5 p.m.  April 29, 2019 
Notification of Award(s)  May 29, 2019 
Grant Start-Up  July 1, 2019 
Contact  Carrie Billbe at (785) 296-3773