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Grants to New York Nonprofits and Hospitals to Address the Mental Health Needs of Adults in Eligible Locations

Critical Time Intervention Teams (CTI Teams)


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Funding Source
New York State Office of Mental Health (OMH)
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Geographic Focus
USA: New York CityNew York: Long Island

Important Dates
Conference Date: 01/16/24
Deadline: 02/15/24 2:00 PM EST Save

Grant Description
Grants to New York nonprofit organizations and hospitals for programs that address the mental health needs of adults in eligible locations. Applicants must complete the required registrations before applying. Funding is intended to serve individuals who have mental illness and who have not been successfully engaged in services during or after critical transition times. The goal of the grant program is to develop Adult Critical Time Intervention Teams (CTI Teams) located in New York City and Long Island.

A critical aspect of this program is the partnership between CTI Teams and hospitals (inpatient psychiatry units, emergency departments, and CPEPs). CTI is an evidence-based approach that is a time-limited, phase-based care management service designed to help vulnerable individuals during critical times of transition in their lives. CTI promotes community integration, self-advocacy, and access to ongoing support by helping individuals develop and utilize strong ties to their professional and nonprofessional support systems during and after these transition periods.

CTI includes assertive outreach and engagement with individuals in higher-level care settings as well as in the community with a focus on addressing key social care needs at the individual level. CTI emphasizes helping individuals build skills and strengthen linkages to ongoing sources of support that will remain in place after the time-limited CTI intervention ends. 

For target populations see

CTI staff must have full access to inpatient and ER settings, both to engage in relationship building with individuals served and to partner in discharge and aftercare planning with hospital staff. CTI staff bring expertise in the continuum of local behavioral health services and supports, housing options, benefits, and other local resources necessary for community tenure.

Hospitals and the CTI Team will work together to identify high-need individuals who would benefit from CTI and immediately include CTI in aftercare planning. CTI Teams must use data, such as PSYCKES to assist with an informed discharge planning approach including the assessment of past supports, current providers, and clinical history relevant to the individual’s community tenure and recovery.

For information about the Scope of Work see


Additional Eligibility Criteria
Eligible applicants are:
• Not-for-profit agencies with 501(c) (3) incorporation that have experience providing persistent outreach, case management, and/or behavioral health services to persons with mental illness.
• Mental Health community-based applicants that are hospitals and able to demonstrate a commitment to building connections with community-based services to whom individuals will be linked.
• Community-based Behavioral Health Independent Practice Associations (BH IPA) which developed from the NYS Behavioral Health Care Collaborative (BHCC) project.

Pre-Proposal Conference
Two Bidder’s Conferences will be held by region; however, Prospective Proposers may participate in either conference as the presentation will be the same. Prospective Proposers’ participation in these conferences is highly encouraged, but not mandatory.

The details for the Bidder’s Conference:
• January 11, 2024, 9:30 AM-11:00 AM for Long Island
• Registration Link:


• January 16, 2024, 12:30 PM-2:00 PM for NYC
• Registration Link:

Pre-Application Information
Key Events/Timeline
- RFP Release Date: December 28, 2023
- Bidder Conference Long Island: January 11, 2024
- Bidders Conference NYC: January 16, 2024
- Questions Due: January 18, 2024, by 4 pm
- Questions and Answers Posted: Feb. 1, 2024
- Proposals Due: By 2:00 PM EST February 15, 2024
- Anticipated Award Notification: March 12, 2024
- Anticipated Contract Start Date: April 1, 2024

Not-for-profits must register in the Grants Gateway and complete the Vendor Prequalification process for proposals to be evaluated and any resulting contracts executed. See:

Please do not delay in beginning and completing the prequalification process. The State reserves five days to review submitted prequalification applications. Prequalification applications submitted to the State for review in less than 5 days before the RFP due date and time may not be considered.

Registration information:

Application tutorial:

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Number of Grants
Nine: Queens 1 CTI Team; Kings 2 CTI Teams; The Bronx 2 CTI Teams; Manhattan 2 CTI Teams; Suffolk 1 CTI Team; Nassau: 1 CTI Team

Estimated Size of Grant
One-time Start-up funds will be allocated as a lump sum at the beginning of the contract for $100,000. For additional funding information see Page 27 of the RFP.

Term of Contract
Five (5) year period, starting 04/01/2024.

Contact Information
Apply online:

All questions or requests for clarification concerning the RFP shall be submitted in writing to Amanda Szczepkowski at, with “CTI Teams Downstate RFP” in the Subject Line.

For questions regarding Grants Gateway, contact the GGS help desk at or call 1-518-474-5595.

New York State Office of Mental Health
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44 Holland Avenue, 7th Floor
Albany, NY 12229

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