Monday, March 22, 2010

Recovery Council Part Three

Community Block Grant RFA process will be reviewed.All CMHs are eligible to apply, and Irene is hoping to get a proposal from every one. $70,000 per year for up to 2 years. Applications due in May.

Available to support recovery for people with severe mental illness and co-occurring disorders. They will require partnership with consumers in the application. Another focus will be barriers to Recovery. They expect concrete changes that include PCP and Recovery concepts, such as incorporating PSS in new places, expanding self determination opportunities, improving PCP processes, expanding opportunities for integrated employment, ARR goals attainment, and expanding community partnerships. bot GF and MA funds can be the target of self-determination control proposals. There are a lot of other suggestions and examples, as well as a format for the proposal narrative.

May 11 is the probable deadline. Will not require match or the usual sustainability (money) criteria for the proposals because of the problems with GF. However, they will look for policy change that is permanent and capability improvement that is permanent. Irene wants everyone to use this opportunity to improve their recovery agenda.

Irene asked for volunteers to review proposals. There is enough money that each CMH can have a grant.

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