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Mental Health Update

June 16, 2023
Mental Health Update

OMH announces funds to implement Intensive and Sustained Engagement Teams (INSET)

New York’s behavioral health system continues to explore ways to better meet the needs of vulnerable community members living with mental health challenges.

Intensive and Sustained Engagement Teams (INSET) are believed to be effective in reaching, engaging and helping people who are experiencing difficulty engaging in care and/or experiencing difficulty accessing care which is equitable, trauma-informed and supportive.

The New York State Office of Mental Health announces the availability of funds for an experienced program administrator, agency or community-based organization to implement Intensive and Sustained Engagement Teams (INSET) in four locations throughout New York State.

A total of four awards will be made in the amount of $800,000.00 per year, per program, for each of five years. Of the $800,000.00 total per program, $600,000.00 will be allocated from the General Fund and $200,000.00 will be provided from the federal Community Mental Health Block Grant.

Please see this link for access to the full RFP: