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Montgomery County Alcohol, Drug Addiction & Mental Health Services (ADAMHS) will be releasing the Application for Funding (AFF) for program proposals to be implemented January 1, 2021 through December 31, 2021. 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 meet the applicable funding guidelines and complete an online application.  

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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 (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

Montgomery County Alcohol, Drug Addiction & Mental Health Services allocates funding throughout the Calendar Fiscal Year 2021, which runs from January 1, 2021 through December 31, 2021. 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 entities. 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 availability. ADAMHS has a variety of funding sources including federal, state and local dollars. 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 resources. All programs must submit an AFF to be considered for funding. AFF for CFY21 will be released on Wednesday, August 5, 2021. Completed AFF’s are due to ADAMHS on Wednesday, September 2, 2020 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 guidelines.
  • Funding agreements will be finalized using a mutually agreed upon signed contract. It is expected final allocations will be made at the October, November and December 2020 board meetings.
  • All AFFs are reviewed by ADAMHS staff. Recommendations for funding are reviewed by the Program and Services Committee and the Executive Committee. The decision to fund a program rests with the ADAMHS Board of Trustees.