Dane County Department of Human Services, Adult Community Services, is accepting applications for fiscal year (FY) 2022 infrastructure support grants to promote increased access to diversity and equity in behavioral health outpatient providers who provide services to target populations and would benefit from funding certain startup costs and/or infrastructure support (Short Title: Outpatient Infrastructure Grant). The purpose of this grant is to provide small to mid-sized behavioral health agencies fiscal support to begin providing or expand outpatient services to target groups by providing holistic, evidence-based, culturally relevant or specific, outpatient services for mental health and/or substance use disorder (SUD) treatment. The Outpatient Infrastructure Grants are intended to increase the capacity and effectiveness of our behavioral health system by serving target communities and underserved populations. Outpatient Infrastructure Grant recipients will focus on capacity building and ensuring the necessary framework to support a future outpatient open network partnership with Dane County Department of Human Services (DCDHS).
This grant has a strong emphasis on cross-system collaboration, inclusion of family and community resources, peer integration and appropriate cultural approaches. Large agencies or agencies who already have the appropriate funding/infrastructure in place to support their outpatient services should not apply.
The Dane County Department of Human Services seeks to boost their outpatient service offerings by funding agencies in the development of necessary infrastructure to successfully serve target populations as DCDHS moves from an outpatient purchase of service contract to an open network of providers through a one-time, $200,000 grant program for providers interesting in serving Dane County residents. To make an impact in the community, the minimum grant award is $5,000 with a maximum request of $99,000. The Department intends to award more than one provider funding under this grant.
Target populations may include BIPOC, Latinx, Hmong, LGBTQIA+, culturally specific or gender specific services, etc. Consideration may be made for specific or specialty service offerings such as trauma, OCD, hoarding, etc. Populations served with specialty offerings should also be targeted to low income or otherwise marginalized groups.
“Outpatient services" means the services offered or provided to a consumer, including intake, assessment, evaluation, diagnosis, treatment planning, psychotherapy and medication management.
This grant assists outpatient provider’s efforts to increase the delivery of direct service to individuals by assisting with startup and infrastructure costs. Allowable grant activities include the following:
A successful application for the Outpatient Infrastructure Grant must include the following:
1. Project Narrative (Maximum 4000 words): The project narrative should describe what you intend to do with the grant monies as well as include the following:
Total Points Available: 60
2. Budget Justification and Narrative (Maximum 2000 words):
Total Points Available: 40
The Department’s objective is to fund multiple agencies for a total of $200,000. Minimum grant awards will be $5,000 with a maximum of $99,000.
Submitting an application does not guarantee funding. Partial awards may be granted at the discretion of the Department.
Applications are due on June 30, 2022 by 4:00 PM Central Time.
Late submissions will not be accepted.
Grant recipients will be required to submit a final program summary after the conclusion of the grant period not later than February 1, 2023. Program summaries will include a description of the completed grant activities, a summary of program experience, dollars expended, outcomes or program impact on the community served by the grant activities, and what equity challenge or opportunity was addressed.
Invoices and receipts will be required for payment. Quarterly expense reporting will be required for payment.
Submit Project Narrative and Budget Justification and Narrative including any attachment as PDF documents to DCDHSBHGrants@countyofdane.com. Include in your submission email the title, DHDHS Outpatient Infrastructure Grant. You will receive an email confirmation as receipt of your application.
The Department is not liable for any costs incurred for proposers in replying to this grant notice.
Basic project expenses are requested in the application budget. Costs to administer must not exceed 15%.
Questions regarding the application, eligibility, or other issues should be sent to DCDHSBHGrants@countyofdane.com
Deadline for questions is May 31.
All responses will be posted to a Q&A section on this website.