The Integrated Behavioral Health (IBH) Implementation Grant funding opportunity is open for proposals for IBH Assessment and Planning grantees only. There are three available deadlines for applicants to submit proposals: August 2, 2021; October 8, 2021; or January 4, 2022. Proposals must be submitted no later than 4 p.m. Central Time.
This is the second of two funding opportunities for Integrated Behavioral Health Program. Participation in, and completion of, 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 funding opportunity 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 purpose of the Implementation Grant is to support an individual health center's efforts to improve the level of integration based on assessment information and strategic planning from the IBH Assessment and Planning Grant.
Each FQHC organization operating health centers in the Foundation's service area may apply for up to $100,000 per year (per clinic) for up to a three-year period. A separate proposal is required for each health center wishing to improve implementation of IBH and address behavioral health access and health outcomes. Organizations applying for multiple health centers must look at ways to cost share expenses.
The primary applicant (grant fiscal agent) must meet the following requirements:
- 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.
- Participation and completion of the Integrated Behavioral Health Program's Assessment and Planning Grant.
- Must be an organization within The Rapides Foundation's service area or seeking funding support for projects restricted to the Foundation's nine-parish service area (Allen, Avoyelles, Catahoula, Grant, LaSalle, Natchitoches, Rapides, Vernon and Winn parishes).
Proposal Submission Process
The Implementation Grant funding opportunity is a single-stage process, but applicants must have participated in and completed the Assessment and Planning Grant. Full proposals are submitted using The Rapides Foundation's online application process only. (See instructions in right column.) To see details of the Full Proposal requirements, refer to the Request for Proposals, also in the right column. As noted, this is the second 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.