OMH Issues RFP to Assists Children's BH Providers to Succeed

Good Afternoon Everyone,

The New York State Office of Mental Health is issuing a Request for Proposals (RFP) for eligible applicants to assist children’s behavioral healthcare providers to evolve and thrive in the ever-changing healthcare environment via a dedicated training and technical assistance center.  The center will focus on assisting New York State’s children’s behavioral health providers which work across the continuum of care to enhance the quality of services within strong organizational and business models.

There will be one award available to one contractor for a five-year contract.  The awardee that is selected will assist children’s behavioral providers in:

  • Enhancing the quality of care for children and youth and their families/caregivers by:

o   advancing the competencies and skills of the children’s behavioral health workforce and,

o   supporting providers’ ability to adequately supervise and retain this skilled workforce.

  • Fortifying children’s behavioral health providers’ organizational and fiscal structures to enable their economic stability, and

  • Expanding, recruiting, and retaining a qualified Family and Youth Peer workforce that will be well equipped to support youth and families receiving children’s behavioral health services.

Please refer to the following link for details on the RFP for the Technical Assistance Center for Children’s Behavioral Health Providers:

Thank you,

Donna M. Bradbury, LMHC

Associate Commissioner

Division of Integrated Community Services for Children & Families

NYS Office of Mental Health