Last updated: August 23, 2022
Department of Health Announces Notice of Funding Availability for Behavioral Health
Providers to Reduce Negative Impact of the Social Determinants of Health
The Anne Arundel County Department of Health (AACDOH) is seeking behavioral health treatment and service providers interested in receiving funding to support client/participant activities to reduce barriers related to the social determinants of health; support therapeutic recreational activities to enhance quality of life and social skill development; and mitigate the impact of COVID-19 on county residents with behavioral health conditions.
Social determinants of health (SDOH) are the conditions in the environments where people are born, live, learn, work, play, worship and age that affect a wide range of health, functioning and quality of life outcomes and risks. SDOH can be grouped into five domains: Economic Stability, Education Access and Quality, Health Care Access and Quality, Neighborhood and Built Environment, and Social and Community Context.
Nonfatal and fatal overdoses and suicides increased nationally during 2020 as individuals with existing behavioral health issues lost social supports, transportation, employment and housing due to the pandemic. Successful applicants will utilize funding to focus on stabilization of the patient population, evidenced-based treatment options for individuals negatively impacted by the pandemic and reintegration into the community. Funding for this grant opportunity is provided through the American Rescue Plan Act for Behavioral Health, under the Public Health Response use category.
Priority will be given to providers working with county residents negatively impacted by COVID-19, that are also low-income, vulnerable populations in Anne Arundel County, including clients receiving Medicaid benefits, living below the federal poverty line and earning less than 60% of the median income for Anne Arundel County.
Interested Anne Arundel County behavioral health providers shall apply to the AACDOH’s Behavioral Health Bureau as described in the Notice of Funding Availability (NOFA). Completed applications and supporting documentation should be submitted to firstname.lastname@example.org.
NOFA Release: May 23, 2022