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    Bernalillo County Announces Behavioral Health Funding Opportunities

    11/15/2019
    10:51 AM

    Bernalillo County – The Bernalillo County Department of Behavioral Health Services (DBHS) is asking the provider community to submit proposals on ways to address gaps in the behavioral health continuum. These proposals can include requests for one-time dollars for capital, start up or expansion of services. This opportunity provides an avenue for Bernalillo County community providers to apply for funding that will expand their currently existing services or develop new behavioral health services. On November 22, 2019, DBHS and Bernalillo County Purchasing will host a follow-up non-mandatory meeting for applicants to discuss further details and answer questions.

    “We recognize that our community providers have the knowledge and expertise to generate solutions that address behavioral health concerns and care in our community” said Bernalillo County Manager Julie Morgas Baca. “Our providers dedicate their time and skills to this industry and we’re looking forward to hearing their proposals for how these dollars can best be invested in changing lives in Bernalillo County.”

    The Bernalillo County Behavioral Health Initiative (BHI), administered by the DBHS, represents a cohesive effort of addressing social determinants of health and increasing access to supportive housing, prevention, intervention, treatment and diversion services for individuals and families with a mental health condition and/or a substance abuse disorder. To date, the BHI has launched more than 20 programs ranging from reducing childhood trauma to educating the community on behavioral health. Bernalillo County has worked diligently with local, state, federal and community partners to develop a comprehensive and accessible continuum of behavioral health care.

    “We have made a lot of progress in four years, but we’ve identified gaps that still exist in the behavioral health continuum. This request for proposals seeks to increase our collaborative efforts and work to fill those gaps,” said DBHS Interim Director, Margarita Chavez Sanchez.

    A follow-up non-mandatory pre-proposal meeting will be held on November 22, 2019, for eligible providers at 10 a.m. (local time) in the Vincent E. Griego Council Chambers located in the basement of the Albuquerque/Bernalillo County Government Center, One Civic Plaza NW, Albuquerque, NM 87102.

    For those interested in receiving the proposal documents, please contact the following individuals of the Procurement and Business Services Department: Ms. Helen Wesley at 505-468-7240 or James Zamora at 505-468-7394.

    About the Behavioral Health Initiative

    Bernalillo County together with the City of Albuquerque is strategically leveraging resources and making decisions with community member and stakeholder input through the Behavioral Health Initiative. For more information about BHI click here.

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