Funding Opportunities

When KDADS's Behavioral Health Services has issued Requests for Proposals (RFPs) for grant opportunities, the information and any applications and questions will be posted here. Newly posted RFPs will be announced prior to the pre-bid conference, and any questions that arise from that will be posted here after that conference.

The currently released RFPs offered by KDADS BHS are listed below.

Projects for Assistance in Transition from Homelessness (PATH) RFP

The Kansas Department for Aging and Disability Services (KDADS), Behavioral Health Services Commission, announces the release of a Request for Proposal (RFP) for the Projects Assisting in the Transition from Homelessness (PATH) Grant. 

In 1991, the Stewart B. McKinney Homeless Assistance Amendments Act of 1990 authorized the Projects of Assistance in Transition from Homelessness (PATH) program.  PATH is administered by the Center for Mental Health Services (CMHS) Homeless Programs Branch within the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA).  PATH allocations are made to states and territories on a formula grant basis, based upon the number of individuals residing in urbanized areas in the state as a percentage of the total United States population in urbanized areas.

The PATH Program is designed to support the delivery of eligible services to persons who are homeless or are at risk of becoming homeless and are experiencing Serious Mental Illness (SMI) and may also have co-occurring substance use disorders, with an emphasis on persons most in need of services.

The PATH program is a vital resource in communities as they seek to reduce and end homelessness. PATH programs across the country have led the way in developing and perfecting methods of outreach and engagement that are effective with people who are experiencing serious mental illnesses/co-occurring disorders and who are homeless. PATH programs serve as the front door to mental health, primary health care, and substance abuse service systems. It is the goal of the Kansas PATH program to connect eligible individuals to Social Security and Medicaid benefits using the SOAR approach. PATH follows these guiding principles:

  • Person Centered Services: The PATH program is committed to services that meet the needs and preferences of people who are homeless and who are experiencing mental illnesses/co-occurring disorders. Services are effective only if they meet needs identified by the individual. Service plans must be developed in partnership with individuals receiving services. 
  • Culturally Competent Services: The PATH program is committed to meeting needs and preferences of individuals within the context of culture. For this to happen in a meaningful way, services must be offered in accordance with individually appropriate language, customs and cultural norms.
  • Peer Support Services: The history of the PATH program proves the effectiveness of services provided by people who have “been there.” Individuals who have achieved recovery serve as powerful examples, and peer support services are a strong tool in our efforts to address homelessness.
  • Commitment to Quality: State PATH Contacts are committed to helping providers achieve high quality in all areas of service provision. Encouragement of evidence based and exemplary practices within homeless services and mainstream systems is part of this strategy.

Request for Proposal Timeline

Release of Request for Proposal

February 15, 2018

Written Questions from Potential Bidders due by 5:00 p.m.

March 1, 2018

Letters of Intent are due by 5:00 p.m. CST on

March 12, 2018

Q&A Emailed & Posted by KDADS

March 7, 2018

Applications Due

2:00 P.M. CST on April 1, 2018 at
503 S. Kansas Avenue

Topeka, KS 66603

Notification of Award(s)

June 2018

Grant Start-Up

August 1, 2018