Strong Families, Safe Communities: Request for Proposals (RFP)

Deadline to Apply — May 29, 5 p.m.

DODD and state agency partner Ohio Mental Health and Addiction Services (OhioMHAS), together are seeking collaborative community proposals to establish treatment models of care that focus on crisis stabilization for children and youth with intensive needs. This is the third round of funding for the Strong Families, Safe Communities (SFSC) initiative, designed to serve Ohio youth in-crisis through local, community-driven solutions. The two agencies funded a total of $5 million to 40 projects in State Fiscal Years (SFY) 2014-15.

For the 2016-17 biennium, proposals are welcomed from previous RFP responders, as well as new collaborative groups. All proposals must meet the guidelines and requirements of the SFY 16-17 Strong Families, Safe Communities RFP. The deadline to apply is May 29, at 5:00 p.m. Questions concerning the RFP must be submitted electronically to MHAS-OPWGRANTS@mha.ohio.gov, no later than May 22 at 5:00 p.m. Answers to questions will be posted on the OhioMHAS funding web page under the RFP heading. Supporting information and the RFP are online now.

DODD Director John Martin (center), and other supporters of SFSC programs in Hancock County and surrounding communities, spoke last year to a group of professionals and families involved in local SFSC efforts. Participants were enthusiastic about the differences they had seen in a relatively short time, when using and sharing SFSC techniques and strategies.

DODD Director John Martin (center), and other supporters of SFSC programs in Hancock County and surrounding communities, spoke last year to a group of professionals and families involved in local SFSC efforts. Participants were enthusiastic about the differences they had seen in a relatively short time, when using and sharing SFSC techniques and strategies.

For examples of this initiative in action, see an SFSC Strong Families, Safe Communities 2014 video in the DODD News Room, and descriptions of the initiative’s projects during the past two years, online at the DODD Initiatives and Partnerships link.

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