Request for Proposals



The Board of Trustees requests proposals from safety net and children & families mental health service agencies. To be considered for funding, proposals must be submitted electronically before October 5, 2018 at 12:00 Noon.

Eligibility: Applicant agencies are limited to 2018 community mental health contractors. First-time applicant agencies should visit the  Getting Started page of our website to learn about funding requirements and eligibility for pilot application. Eligible applicants may use the following link to reach our application page. Each agency is responsible for maintaining its own username and password. We cannot recover lost login credentials. Proposals can be saved in draft until finalized and submitted. All attachments to the proposal are uploaded in the application page.  The “required documents” page of our website provides sample forms and other information to assist applicants.

2018-19 Changes: Proposal instructions are substantially different than past RFPs. We recommend that mental health program managers and others involved in proposal submission review the instructions and consider their responses to the new information requirements as soon as possible.

Important dates:

∙    September 7, 2018: Our 2019 Pre-Proposal  Video Tutorial is now available.

∙    Questions can be submitted via email until September 12 at 5:00 PM.

∙    Applicant Questions with Responses (Q&A) posted September 14.

∙    Deadline: proposals and all attachments must be submitted before October 5, 2018 at 12:00 noon.

∙    November 8 at 9:00 AM (tentative): Appropriations Committee will interview applicants for funding. Location to be announced.

Application does not guarantee funding. If selected for funding, applicants will receive a one-year, performance-based contract that is legally binding. Material omissions or misrepresentation in proposals may result in contract termination and legal consequences including recovery of granted funds. The Board of Trustees reserves the right to amend contracts due to non-performance, changes in funding availability, or other causes. Periodic progress reporting is required. Physical facilities and records shall be open at reasonable times for on-site audit.


A schedule of all upcoming program opportunities is located on the Funding Programs page.