CFY 2022 Materials

Montgomery County Alcohol, Drug Addiction & Mental Health Services (ADAMHS) will be releasing the Application for Funding (AFF) for program proposals to be implemented from January 1, 2022, through December 31, 2022. Applications are being accepted for treatment and supportive services for mental health and substance use disorder.  Proposals should address the behavioral health needs in the Montgomery County community and align with Montgomery County priority populations identified in the ADAMHS Community Plan. Statutorily mandated services will be given priority.

Those interested in applying for funding must complete an online application. Please click the links below to review the documents regarding the Application for Funding. 

Funding Guidelines

CFY 2022 Bidders Conference Slide Deck

CFY 2022 Bidder's Conference Recording 


ADAMHS reserves the right to reject proposals and/or fund less than the requested amount. Any agency that receives ADAMHS funding will enter a contract with ADAMHS before any payment of allocated funds. All decisions of ADAMHS on the allocation of funds are final and are contingent upon the receipt of allocations from the Ohio Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services (OhioMHAS). ADAMHS acknowledges that Medicaid rules override any conflicted ADAMHS policy and procedure.

All requestors must meet at least one of the following criteria:

  • Hold OhioMHAS licensure/certification for requested services
  • Hold National Accreditation (JCAHO, CARF, COA) for requested services
  • Member of Ohio Recovery Housing and have completed peer review
  • Affiliate of NAMI Ohio
  • Serve as an Education entity under the jurisdiction of the Ohio Department of Education or the Ohio Board of Regents
  • *Exception where certification is not required

Applicants shall address all requirements, contain each agency/organization's legal name, and be electronically signed by officials authorized by the organization to execute a contract. Any changes required in the AFF require an amendment to the AFF.


Role of Montgomery County Alcohol, Drug Addiction & Mental Health Services    Montgomery County Alcohol, Drug Addiction & Mental Health Services (ADAMHS) serves as the community mental health, alcohol, and drug addiction services planning entity for Montgomery County. The duties of ADAMHS specifically include the evaluation, development, and assessment of community mental health, alcohol, and drug addiction needs, services, and programs under the Ohio Revised Code Chapter 340. Through this work, ADAMHS is considered a safety net for people with behavioral health needs in Montgomery County.

In this role, ADAMHS ensures services are available for all people living in Montgomery County and is obligated to prioritize safety above all else. Priority will be given to certain populations that fall under the statutory responsibility of Montgomery County Alcohol, Drug Addiction & Mental Health Services: people with severe and persistent mental illness, people with severe mental illness, children and youth with severe emotional disturbance, and people with severe to moderate substance use disorders.

Funding Guidelines

ADAMHS allocates funding throughout the Calendar Fiscal Year 2022, which runs from January 1, 2022 through December 31, 2022. All funding requests for services or programs must meet the following guidelines:

  • The organization must be certified by the Ohio Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services and/or nationally accredited in order to receive funding, excluding those organizations that are educational and/or government. Additionally, the organization must be certified to provide the service or program for which they are applying.
  • Funding for services and programs is based upon the availability of funds. ADAMHS has a variety of funding sources, including federal, state, and local. Some funding streams are mandated by the state to be used for specific purposes, and some funding streams are for specific services or programs. All other funding is based upon the priorities and needs of the local community. Funding is on a year-to-year basis.
  • An Application for Funding (AFF) is the primary channel for allocating. All programs must submit an AFF to be considered for funding. AFF for CFY22 will be released on Thursday, August 19, 2021. Completed AFF's are due to ADAMHS on Thursday, September 9, 2021 by 4 P.M. Late or incomplete proposals will not be accepted.

Additional Instructions

  • All funded programs will be required to report outcomes to ADAMHS per contract.
  • Funding agreements will be finalized using the ADAMHS standard contracts. It is expected final allocations will be made at the October, November, and December 2021 board.
  • All AFFs are reviewed by ADAMHS Recommendations for funding are reviewed by the Program and Services Committee and the Executive Committee of the ADAMHS Board. The decision to fund a program rests with the ADAMHS Board of Trustees.