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New Grant for Kitsap County Mental Health, Chemical Dependency and Therapeutic Court Programs

Kitsap County Mental Health, Chemical Dependency and Therapeutic Court Programs
2022 New Grant Request for Proposals (RFP) Summary

Treatment Sales Tax (TST)

The Kitsap County Department of Human Services (KCDHS) is requesting New Grant Proposals for moneys collected under RCW 82.14.460. New Grant Proposals are proposals from organizations which have not been funded during the previous funding year (2021) using the TST. Proposals “must be used solely for the purpose of providing for the operation or delivery of chemical dependency or mental health treatment programs and services and for the operation or delivery of therapeutic court programs and services. Programs and services includes, but is not limited to, treatment services, case management, transportation, and housing that are a component of a coordinated chemical dependency or mental health treatment program or service.”

Approximately $7,000,000 will be awarded for projects or program services delivered between January 1, 2022 and December 31, 2022.
Proposal Deadline: August 6, 2021 at 3:00 p.m.

Eligibility Requirements: All New Grant Applicants must attend a Mandatory New Grant Proposer’s Conference and submit a letter of intent online via Survey Monkey Apply to be eligible to apply for the 2022 TST funding. Access to the “New Grant Proposal Letter of Intent” will be made available to those in attendance. The Mandatory New Grant Proposers Conference will be a Zoom Webinar held on June 16, 2021, 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Registration is required at: https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_2Cx0hW39SU6BOONJWRxVtw

The “New Grant Proposal Letter of Intent” is due June 28, 2021 at 3:00 p.m.

Background: In 2005, Washington State approved legislation allowing counties to raise their local sales tax by one-tenth of one percent to augment state funding of mental health and chemical dependency programs and services. In September 2013, the Kitsap County Board of Commissioners (BOCC) passed a resolution authorizing a sales and use tax for Mental Health, Chemical Dependency and Therapeutic Court Programs. This sales and use tax shall be known as “Treatment Sales Tax” or TST. The BOCC has the decision-making authority for funding decisions, the KCDHS serves as the fund manager, and the Citizens Advisory Committee (CAC) has the recommending authority.

Scope of Work: Proposals for TST funding must address the Goals, Objectives and Strategies prioritized in the 2021 Kitsap County Behavioral Health Strategic Plan. The Strategic Plan can be found at https://www.kitsapgov.com/hs/Documents/Final%202021%20Behavioral%20Health%20Strategic%20Plan.pdf

Access the RFP at https://www.kitsapgov.com/das/Pages/Online-Bids.aspx or by contacting Vicki Martin at: Kitsap County Purchasing Department, 614 Division Street MS-7, Port Orchard, Washington 98366, Phone: 360.337.4788, Fax 360.337.4638, Email: purchasing@co.kitsap.wa.us. The Kitsap County Human Services Department reserves the right to make unilateral modifications to the RFP to address changes at the state and/or local level. Questions about the RFP and related issues should be directed to Vicki Martin at the address and phone number above.

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Closing Date: 
Friday, August 6, 2021