Maryland Medicaid is pleased to announce the Small Grant funding opportunity for Outpatient Mental Health Clinics (OMHCs) interested in expanding to provide crisis stabilization services for Marylanders experiencing a behavioral health crisis.
Purpose of Funding
The purpose of the Small Grant Program is to provide technical and financial support for OMHCs interested in expanding to provide Crisis Stabilization Facility (CSF) services. Awardees will receive technical assistance to identify the costs associated with expanding to provide CSF services. In addition, awardees will receive incentives to undergo DATA 2000 waiver training allowing them to prescribe buprenorphine. Medicaid aims to award up to six Small Grants and will offer twenty-five DATA 2000 waiver incentive slots to awardees.
Any OMHC licensed by the state of Maryland, who provides services to Medicaid beneficiaries and is in good standing with licensing and accreditation bodies, is eligible to apply for the Small Grant Program. Applicants will be required to complete the grant application including: key information about the services they provide; physical plant and infrastructure; as well as how expanding to provide crisis services will increase their capacity to meet the needs of their community.
The Office of Innovation, Research and Development (IRD) hosted three informational sessions to provide interested parties key information regarding the funding opportunity. A recording of the first session can be found here.
- Information Session 1: September 24, 2021
- Information Session 2: September 30, 2021
- Grant Application open and available on this website: October 1, 2021
- Information Session 3: October 8, 2021
- Grant Application Deadline: October 31, 2021
- Award Decisions: Mid December, 2021
- Anticipated period of performance: January 1, 2022 – June 30, 2022
How to Apply:
The following documents and links below are for the full grant application package released on October 1, 2021.
Please see the links for:
Grant application guidance (instructional document for application, what information is expected and how to complete)
Grant application (full fillable grant application)
Attachment A (supplemental application spreadsheet for additional requested information) (Please see grant guidance document for instructions)
Frequently Asked Questions (13 October 2021)
If you have additional questions, please feel free to email: MDH.OMHCtoCSF@maryland.gov