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FAQs for Application for Funding CY23 – Bidder’s Conference 8/26/2022
Updated 8/29/2022

Q - How does our organization get reimbursed for providing community trainings?
A - If your staff received training free of charge through ADAMHS’ services, we would not pay for you to spread the training into the community as an outgrowth of your learning through ADAMHS training.

If you are certified for a unique training which is not offered through ADAMHS’ Training Division (and for which ADAMHS has an identified need), we may contract with you for the delivery of that training service.

Q - How do I update or register for a SAM number (also called an UEI number – Unique Entity Identifier)?
A - To establish your SAM number, please visit for more information how to obtain a SAM number. If you are an existing organization with a DUNS number and having issues with the process, you can contact the federal service desk at

It can take up to 8 weeks to receive your UEI number. It is required to have this number to receive funding. You may reach out to the helpdesk at to ask them to expedite your number.

Q – Why are you asking for this information in terms of eligibility?
A – We are funding with taxpayer dollars, and we have a responsibility and an accountability back to our taxpayers who support this process for us.

Q – What if we have COA accreditation but are not currently Ohio Department of Mental Health & Addiction Services (OhioMHAS) certified?
A - The requirement is for OhioMHAS certification or any of the other accreditation that is listed in the PowerPoint.

Q – Is the Application for Funding only available to non-profit organizations?
A – Any organizations that meet the eligibility requirements are encouraged to apply for funding.

Q – Is mental health first aid training expected for everyone within the organization?
A – We do not expect that everyone in the organization is trained immediately, but we do expect the commitment to ensuring the training is completed. We will work with you, if needed, to assist in providing enough offerings to allow your staff to complete the training as schedules allow. We will expect you to work toward training staff who are not clinical in nature as a priority as you continue to work toward training all staff. Our goal is to be a trauma-informed community.

Q – When is mental health first aid training available?
A – Access the training calendar through this link on the ADAMHS website. Welcome to Montgomery County Alcohol, Drug Mental Health Services, OH (

Q – If our agency is in the process of being audited, does the audit have to be completed before we apply for funding?
A – Yes, a completed audit is required as part of the application process, conducted by an independent Certified Public Accountant.

Q – Are you looking for new pilot programs? Can we use existing program work for this application?
A – We are always looking for innovative, new ideas. If you have innovative, evidence-based programming currently in place, you are welcome to apply for those programs as well. Please refer to the PowerPoint for specific areas of interest.

Q – If I do not use EBASIS in my organization, do I need to address how I will implement it?
A – No, only those providers utilizing EBASIS should address their implementation plan.

Q – Am I required to address diversity, equity, and inclusion in my organization?
A – Yes, every organization requesting funding needs to include its plans for diversity, equity, and inclusion work.

Q – How much detail is required on training?
A – Each organization requesting funding should outline what is currently being offered for staff training, and what will be offered in CY23.

Q – If our current audit is underway, may we submit last year’s audit in the meantime?
A – Yes, you may submit your most recent audit while a new one is pending.

Q – The slide deck states we are to move towards incorporating training “such as” SBIRT, MI, and MHFA.  Should we aim to have all of our staff trained in all three of those?  Or do we choose which is most appropriate? 
A – The goal is movement toward all staff being trained but starting with those who do not have clinical licensure for MHFA. SBIRT and MI can focus on case managers and clinicians.

Q - Can you give detailed descriptions of the "categories" for funding? There are numerous and I want to ensure we are advising our operating partner, RI International, on the correct category to pursue. As a reminder - under the OneFifteen scope, they provide ASAM L3.1 Clinically Managed, Low-Intensity Residential Services. 

A - ADAMHS Board pays for Medicaid Type services – See BH Code Workbook

Q - Can you please articulate the two types of funding through ADAMHS i.e. I am aware that there is both: 1) Fee for service and 2) Grant funding. The former is granted for those that are uninsured and do not qualify for Medicaid amongst other eligibility qualifications and the latter is for operational expense subsidy i.e. can pull down ratably across the year to subsidize the P&L's losses. My question is, where within the application do we apply for these two types of funding? 

A - ADAMHS pays for services via fee-for-service or cost reimbursement.  ADAMHS does not provide grants (upfront dollars).  ADAMHS pays for services.

Q - Should we contact ADAMHS prior to submitting our application if we plan to expand operations?

A - Since contracts have not yet been awarded, there is no need to contact ADAMHS if you plan to expand operations.