Outpatient and residential mental health and substance abuse treatment services
The Wyoming Department of Health, Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services Division is now accepting Letters of Intent to make application for outpatient and residential mental health and substance abuse treatment services for the Fiscal Year 2011 (July 1, 2010 to June 30, 2011). The grants are both state and federally funded.
Each program interested in applying for a contract shall submit to a letter of intent which shall be signed by the chairman of the board of directors and by the director of the program postmarked no later than January 4, 2010 to:
Rodger McDaniel, Deputy Director,
Wyoming Department of Health
Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services Division
6101 Yellowstone Road, Ste. 220, Cheyenne, WY 82002
The Services Checklist (PDF) is also required to accompany the Letter of Intent
Crisis Stabilization Program Application: The Wyoming State Legislature, during the 2009 Legislative Session, authorized funding for the expansion of Crisis Stabilization services. Crisis Stabilization services are designed to assist individuals in need of acute intervention and treatment services with the goal of reducing State Hospital utilization and providing services as close to the client’s home as possible. A total of $616,000 per year is available under this application to fund at least one and as many as four Crisis Stabilization Programs in the Basin region.
HB 308 Treatment: There is $3,822,000 available (HB 308 funds) for intensive outpatient, outpatient and residential treatment services. The goal of these grants is to fund at least 45 residential treatment and/or transitional beds throughout the state, with a focus on priority populations and to provide outpatient services in outreach locations throughout the community and at times that are needed for priority populations. The applications will cover a two year period.
There must be at least a 25% match that does not come from state or federal funds and has not been used to match any other grant. Preference points will be provided to existing HB 308 treatment providers.
Community Prevention and Intervention Initiatives (CPII): The State seeks to assist community leaders in meeting the challenge of substance abuse by combining funding authorized through House Bill 308 and Senate File 76. HB 308 provides funding for the ‘implementation of best practice prevention, and intervention services including parenting skills, life skills and indicated therapeutic interventions for children and families of those individuals receiving treatment as specified in subsection 1(a) of HB308 HEA’. Senate File 76 provides funding for substance abuse and community initiative funding. Wyoming communities are invited apply for grants in order to develop and implement strategies that achieve one or more of the following objectives:
- reduce out-of-home placements of children;
- reduce recidivism rates of persons on probation or parole as a result of drug related crimes; and/or
- reduce the rate of high school drop-out rates in your community;
Community Mental Health Services Block Grant The Community Mental Health Services Block Grant is authorized by Part B of Title XIX of the Public Health Service Act and is the single largest Federal contribution dedicated to improving mental health service systems across the country. The Center for Mental Health Services' Community Mental Health Services Block Grant awards grants to the States to provide mental health services to people with mental disorders. Through the Community Mental Health Services Block Grant, a joint Federal-State partnership, CMHS supports existing public services and encourages the development of creative and cost-effective systems of community-based care for people with serious mental disorders. With the current changes in the health care delivery system, improving access to community-based systems is especially important.
Funding for Wyoming is approximately $520,000. This amount is used to support services for children and adults in the areas of training, conferences, evidence-based programming, special projects and emergency needs. For more information click on the links below:
Fiscal Year 2008 Mental Health Block Grant (pdf)
SAMHSA grant information website
PATH Program Created under the McKinney Act, The PATH Program, is a formula grant program that funds the 50 States, District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, and four U.S. Territories to support service delivery to individuals with serious mental illnesses, as well as individuals with co-occurring substance use disorders, who are homeless or at risk of becoming home-less.
Wyoming receives approximately $300,000 to provide these services in Laramie County and Freemont County. The services include outreach, screening and diagnostic, habilitation and rehabilitation, community mental health, alcohol or drug treatment, staff training, case management services, referrals for primary health services, job training, education services and relevant housing services. In Laramie County the program is administered by Peak Wellness Center and in Fremont County by Fremont Counseling Service. To learn more about the PATH program click on the link below:
Olmstead In 1999, the United States Supreme Court held in Olmstead v. L.C. that the unnecessary segregation of individuals with disabilities in institutions may constitute discrimination based on disability. The court ruled that the Americans with Disabilities Act may require states to provide community-based services rather than institutional placements for individuals with disabilities.
As a result of Olmstead, the Federal Government through a contract with the Bazelon Center makes available grants to States to assist persons with mental illness. Without access to community mental health treatment and other public services, people with mental illnesses are increasingly booked into jails. Once in jail or prison, these men and women are even less likely to receive adequate treatment—both because the criminal justice system lacks the capacity to deliver comprehensive mental health services and because punitive jail settings are the antithesis of a therapeutic environment. The Bazelon Center is committed to reducing the criminalization of people with mental illnesses.
Wyoming makes these funds available to Peak Wellness Center to administer a “jail diversion program”. This project diverts individual’s who are detained at the Laramie County Detention Facility in Cheyenne who are diagnosed with a serious and persistent mental illness into community based treatment. Their treatment modality includes a variety of day treatment programs, part of which, include dual diagnosis substance abuse treatment. For more information on Olmstead and jail diversion click on the links below:
Other Grant Information:
21st Century State Incentive Grant
2007 DIG Grant
Mental Health Block Grant 2007 Implementation Report