The Integrated Behavioral Health (IBH) Assessment and Planning Grant funding opportunity is open for proposals. There are two available deadlines for applicants to submit proposals: January 15, 2021, or April 1, 2021. Proposals must be submitted no later than 4 p.m. Central Time.
This is the first of two funding opportunities for Integrated Behavioral Health. The IBH Assessment and Planning Grant funding opportunity will be followed by an IBH Implementation Grant funding opportunity. Participation in the IBH Assessment and Planning Grant is required to be eligible to apply for the IBH Implementation Grant. Further explanation can be found in the Request for Proposals.
The goal of the Integrated Behavioral Health (IBH) Program is to increase access to, and improve the quality of, behavioral health services and improve health outcomes for primary care patients presenting with behavioral health conditions whether as a singular condition or comorbid physical and behavioral health condition. To that end, the Assessment and Planning Grant will support an assessment of the current level of integration at each awarded health center and the development of a center-level improvement plan. A separate Request for Proposals will be released for an IBH Implementation Grant in December 2020. Participation in the Assessment and Planning Grant is a prerequisite to apply for the IBH Implementation Grant.
Awarded school-based health centers will receive $5,000 and community-based health centers will receive $10,000 for up to six months. These funds are to help defray the cost of participating in a Foundation-funded integrated behavioral health assessment and development of a strategic plan for improvement. Organizations should submit a separate proposal for each center interested in participating in the IBH Assessment and Planning funding opportunity.
The primary applicant (grant fiscal agent) must meet the following requirement:
Grant-supported Federally Qualified Health Centers - public and private nonprofit healthcare organizations meeting criteria under the Medicare and Medicaid Programs (respectively, Sections 1861(aa)(4) and 1905(I)(2)(B) of the Social Security Act, and receive funds under Section 330, Health Center Program of the Public Health Service Act.
Proposed projects must be located in and serve patients in the nine-parish service area of The Rapides Foundation (Allen, Avoyelles, Catahoula, Grant, LaSalle, Natchitoches, Rapides, Vernon and Winn).
Proposal Submission Process
The Assessment and Planning Grant funding opportunity is a single-stage process. Full proposals are submitted using The Rapides Foundation's online application process only. (See link to online application in right column.) To see details of the Full Proposal requirements, refer to the Request for Proposals. Please note, this is the first funding opportunity, in a series of two, under the Integrated Behavioral Health Program. See the RFP for more details.
Interested applicants are encouraged to contact The Rapides Foundation for guidance before submitting their proposal package. Contact information is located in the right column.