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The NYS Office of Mental Health (OMH) announces the additional funds to support HealthySteps

The NYS Office of Mental Health (OMH) announces the additional availability of funds to support the implementation of HealthySteps. Our goal is to promote an intentional focus on prevention activities by identifying and implementing evidence-based and data-informed preventive practices. HealthySteps is an evidence-based program that serves both young children ages birth to three and their families in a pediatric health care setting, which is non-stigmatizing and offers universal access.

OMH is offering this opportunity as a REQUEST FOR APPLICATIONS (RFA). This procurement process is streamlined to ensure both efficiency and efficacy for the applicant. Please access this opportunity in Grants Gateway to understand what this process entails.

All applicants must be registered with the New York State Grants Gateway System. Please do not delay registration into this system. In order to avoid potential difficulties with this system, OMH strongly suggests that all applicants complete this process as soon as possible. Please be advised there will not be any exceptions to the deadline posted for this RFA. If you require additional assistance navigating Grants Gateway please contact:

Grants Gateway Help Desk:

Hours: Monday – Friday 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Phone: (518) 474-5595

It is anticipated that OMH will make up to 33 awards across the state, contingent upon availability of funding. This funding is specifically designated for new sites, with the goal to expand the capacity of pediatric and family medicine practices to implement HealthySteps.

OMH has assigned an Issuing Officer for this project. The Issuing Officer or a designee shall be the sole point of contact regarding the RFA from the date of issuance of the RFA until the issuance of the Notice of Conditional Award. The Issuing Officer for this RFA, who shall coordinate on behalf of OMH is:

Carol Swiderski

New York State Office of Mental Health Contracts and Claims

44 Holland Avenue, 7th Floor Albany, NY 12229

For additional information and requirements please refer to the Request for Applications (RFA) HealthySteps issued by the New York State Office of Mental Health. The HealthySteps RFA Round Two 2022 can be found at: All applications for this RFA must be submitted through the Grants Gateway portal.

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