Request for Applications

Expansion of Telepractice Capacity

We will issue awards of up to $15,000 each in one-time funding to selected outpatient programs for the purchase of telepractice equipment and installation.

Request for Applications
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The New York State Office of Addiction Supports and Services (OASAS), through its fiscal agent the Research Foundation for Mental Hygiene, Inc. (RFMH), is a recipient of a State Opioid Response Grant (SOR) from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA). The SOR Grant will support several OASAS initiatives to address and deter opioid use disorder through prevention, treatment and recovery programs.

OASAS will issue awards with a maximum amount of $15,000 each in one-time funding to selected OASAS-certified outpatient programs for the purchase of Telepractice equipment and installation.

Eligible Applicants: 

  • Outpatient programs certified pursuant to 14 NYCRR Part 822, operated by a voluntary agency, Local Government Unit (LGU) or for-profit, not including outpatient rehabilitation programs.
  • Outpatient programs providing opioid full agonist medications (Opioid Treatment Programs or OTPs) may be included if they demonstrate how they will expand access to MAT and other services (such as providing buprenorphine and/or peer support services).
  • Providers that operate multiple outpatient/opioid treatment programs may not apply for multiple awards.
  • Providers who received a Telepractice award through the SOR Telepractice RFA issued in January 2020 and any COTI providers are not eligible to receive an award through this RFA.

Application Deadline: August 30, 2020, 5 p.m.