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.

Also, please visit State of Kansas Bidding Event Information page to find other open behavioral health funding opportunities. 

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

Tobacco Cessation Mini-grant Award Application

Overview

The State of Kansas, Department for Aging and Disability Services (KDADS) was awarded a Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) State Opioid Response II (SOR II) grant. Grant funding ends on September 29, 2022. The purpose of the Kansas SOR grant project is to address the opioid crisis by increasing access to medication-assisted treatment (MAT) using FDA approved medications for the treatment of opioid use disorder, reducing unmet treatment need, and reducing opioid-related deaths through the provision of prevention, treatment, and recovery activities for opioid use disorder (OUD), including prescription opioids, heroin, and illicit fentanyl analogs. SOR II was also expanded to allow for treatment of persons with stimulant use disorder (StimUD).

Purpose

The purpose of this Request for Application (RFA) is to integrate tobacco cessation treatment into the treatment of opioid/stimulant use disorders. A client who can quit using tobacco products, may greatly increase the odds of long-term recovery from substance use disorder (SUD) and have physical health benefits that begin almost immediately for smokers and continue for years to come. Use of tobacco products may interfere with the metabolism of prescribed psychiatric medications. Eliminating tobacco allows clients to reduce their symptoms by taking lower levels of medication. Tobacco cessation also increases a person’s sense of mastery and helps them focus on a positive and healthy lifestyle Tobacco Use and Quitting Among Individuals With Behavioral Health Conditions | CDC.

The goal of the RFA is to fund implementation of the strategies found in the Kansas Tobacco Guideline for Behavioral Healthcare to support individuals receiving treatment for opioid or stimulant use disorder. Applicants may also refer to the Guideline’s Implementation Tool Kit and other resources on the NAMI Kansas webpage for more information.

Only one application per nonprofit organization may be submitted by the deadline of August 31, 2021, no later than 5 p.m., and sent to kdads.bhs@ks.gov

Awards will be announced by email on or before September 15, 2021.