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    Behavioral Health Crisis Response RFP

    Dear Providers - 

    The Maryland Department of Health/Behavioral Health Administration is announcing an opportunity for local health departments and community providers statewide to apply for funding to develop and/or expand behavioral health crisis services.  

    Per House Bill 1092/Senate Bill 703 (2019) funding has been identified to create services that provide access or linkages to treatment through mobile crisis services, crisis walk-in services, crisis stabilization, or residential crisis beds to those in need of immediate, in-person crisis intervention and stabilization.  

    A request for proposals​ is linked and outlines in detail the application guidelines.  Strict adherence to the RFP guidelines is expected for a successful proposal. BHA's mission is to provide treatment services and supports that promote recovery, resiliency, health, and wellness for individuals who have, or at risk for, emotional, substance-related, addictive, and/or psychiatric disorders and should also be referenced.  The proposal is expected to demonstrate how the applicant will implement BHA's mission via the proposed plan.  

    Providers should submit proposals directly to their LBHA by Friday, June 19, 2020 by 5:00 p.m.  Contacts for the LBHA are attached along with the RFP. The LBHA email address to submit proposals is achd.bhso@maryland.gov.

    The LBHA will submit selected proposals (limit 3) and request for grant funds to BHA by Friday, July 10, 2020 by 5:00 p.m.  

    Any questions regarding this solicitation should be submitted by email to achd.bhso@maryland.gov no later than Monday, June 1, 2020 at 5:00 p.m. in order for the LBHA to submit to BHA by Wednesday, June 3.  

    Upon selection by BHA, you will be notified with a date, time, and location of a grantee and stakeholder implementation meeting.  

    Thank you,

    Becki Clark, Director
    Allegany County Local Behavioral Health Authority
    A Division of the Allegany County Health Department
    12501 Willowbrook Road
    P.O. Box 1745
    Cumberland, MD 21501-1745
    Phone: (301) 759-5070
    Fax: (301) 777-5621

    Download the RFP Package Here

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