Notice of Availability of Grant Funds – Permanent Community-based Housing for Individuals Currently Diagnosed with a Mental Illness who are in a Nursing Facility, State or County Psychiatric Hospital or are Homeless RFP

Take notice that, in compliance with N.J.S.A. 52:14-34.4 and 34.6, the Division of Mental Health and Addiction Services (DMHAS) hereby announces the availability of the following grant program funds:

Name of Program:

Permanent Community-based Housing for Individuals Currently Diagnosed with a Mental Illness who are in a Nursing Facility, State or County Psychiatric Hospital or are Homeless RFP

Purpose:

This Request for Proposals (RFP) is issued by the New Jersey Department of Human Services (DHS), Division of Mental Health and Addiction Services (DMHAS) for the provision of Community Support Services (CSS) and community housing (unsupervised) to adult consumers age 18 and over being discharged from a New Jersey long term care or nursing facility (NF) or, with prior written DMHAS approval, persons being discharged from a State or County Psychiatric Hospital or persons experiencing homelessness.

Amount of funding available:

Total annualized funding for each award is $525,950 subject to federal and State appropriations. 

DMHAS anticipates making up to fifteen (15) awards.  DMHAS seeks to award five (5) residences in each of the three (3) regions defined below. Each of the fifteen (15) residences will accommodate (3) individuals resulting in a minimum of forty-five (45) community housing placements served through this RFP, with up to forty-five (45) CSS consumers served.  The regions are as follows:

  • Northern-            (Sussex, Passaic, Bergen, Warren, Morris, Essex, Hudson)
  • Central-               (Monmouth, Mercer, Middlesex, Hunterdon, Somerset, Union)
  • Southern-            (Ocean, Burlington, Camden, Gloucester, Salem, Cumberland, Atlantic, Cape May)

The ceiling for the deficit-funded, purchase of services contract for CSS will be up to $175,950 in annualized funding for three (3) individuals.  The purchase of services contracts for CSS are being funded by State appropriations.

In addition to a maximum of $175,950 in annualized funding to provide CSS for three (3) individuals, up to $350,000 in one-time Capital funding may be requested for: a) the purchase, or purchase and renovation of a single-family home, townhome or condominium with three (3) single bedroom accommodations for three (3) individual residents; or b) for physical modifications to a residence to be long-term leased; or c) or for physical modifications to a residence already owned by the bidder.

Procedure to apply: 

Effective June 6, 2024 the RFP is available at https://www.state.nj.us/humanservices/providers/grants/   and https://www.nj.gov/humanservices/dmhas/provider/funding/ 

A proposal must be submitted that comports with the RFP requirements and instructions. 

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Proposals must be received

no later than:

4:00 P.M. ET on July 19, 2024

TBD

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DMHAS

Permanent Community-based Housing for Individuals Currently Diagnosed with a Mental Illness who are in a Nursing Facility, State or County Psychiatric Hospital or are Homeless RFP

Proposals must be received

no later than:

4:00 P.M. ET on July 19, 2024

TBD