Request For Proposal (RFP),
Request for Qualifications (RFQ), & Request for Information (RFI)

Advanced Behavioral Health, Inc. (ABH®), as the administrative services organization (ASO) for the State of Connecticut, Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services (DMHAS) Behavioral Health Recovery Program, is seeking proposals from qualified community, faith and peer organizations to provide short-term supported recovery housing services (SRHS) to male and/or female adults with substance use disorders or with co-occurring substance use and mental health disorders.

The Women's REACH program will provide statewide funding for Women’s Recovery Navigators targeted at pregnant or parenting women with substance use or co-occurring disorders. Based on an outreach and engagement model, female recovery navigators will develop collaborative relationships with local community-based programs and providers within the medical and behavioral health community including birthing hospitals, recovery-based programs and other state partners including the Department of Children and Families and Office of Early Childhood. The recovery navigators will work within the community to engage women needing access to care to increase real time engagement with treatment and support the development of an individualized recovery support network. The RFP will process one (1) award in each of the five (5) DMHAS regions.

For this initiative, the Department is seeking proposals from qualified private non-profit applicants interested in providing “Enhanced” Medication Assisted Treatment in a licensed outpatient clinic (C-BE MAT) to increase access to medical treatment for opioid use disorders (OUD) using buprenorphine and naltrexone. These funds are intended to be utilized for start-up only of a MAT program as well as for non-clinical staff resources and are not intended to be utilized for reimbursable clinical services with clients. Activities may include prescriber recruitment and training; staff recruitment and training; program infrastructure development such as establishing MAT specific policies and procedures, etc. In addition, providers will enhance their services with the addition of a Recovery Coach, an Employment Specialist, medical support staff and Family Support (services not typically reimbursed by third party payers).

DMHAS is seeking proposals to implement a program(s) that would provide mobile employment services on site at DMHAS funded Recovery Houses, DMHAS funded Halfway Houses and DMHAS Supported Recovery Housing in each of the five (5) DMHAS regions.

Services are intended for individuals who are in early recovery, unemployed or underemployed and in need of assistance with issues related to preparing for employment, such as resume writing, completing applications, presentation, documentation and interviewing skills. These services, along with appropriate job development and connections to employers, and community resources, will result in gainful employment for individuals in recovery.

These services will significantly increase employment opportunities for individuals in recovery by building community relationships, identifying and educating employers on the benefits of employing individuals in recovery and matching appropriate qualified candidates with employment opportunities. Individuals in recovery will then be able to attain employment/educational objectives and resume a productive role in the community.

For this initiative, the Department is seeking proposals from small community coalitions, task forces or other “grass roots” community groups that are actively addressing the Connecticut opioid crisis and are motivated to provide specific “How Can We Help?” recovery support services in their local communities. These funds are intended to be utilized for conducting home-based outreach to 1. Survivors of opioid overdoses as well as to 2. Individuals otherwise struggling with an opioid use disorder. The Department is targeting those small agencies, businesses or groups with demonstrated on-the-ground service provision in their home communities, although will accept proposals indicating a partnership between such grass roots organization and a larger non-profit agency, provided that such proposals clearly indicate that the primary service provision will be accomplished by the coalition, task force or other community-based organization. DMHAS funded Regional Behavioral Health Action Organizations may be interested in such a partnership.

The Office of Policy and Management (OPM) has issued this RFI to assess the options available to the State in providing Fiscal Intermediary (FI) services for participants in Connecticut’s various self-directed programs, including those provided through the Medicaid State plan and Medicaid waivers and certain state programs. The RFI is intended for information gathering purposes only and the State is not obligated in any way to use the information received. The RFI process will assist the State in determining whether it will pursue a RFP with the intent to enter into a contractual agreement(s) for such services sometime in the future.
Beacon Health Options (Beacon), on behalf of the Connecticut Behavioral Health Partnership is announcing a Request for Qualifications (RFQ) for Project ECHO® – Opioid Use Disorders. REVISED!

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