Behavioral Health Advisory Committee (1/10th of 1% Sales Tax)

Jefferson County Behavioral Health Programs Funded by 1/10th of 1% Sales Tax (Draft)

Supplemental RFP with 1/10th of 1 Percent Sales Tax Funds for Community Grants in 2020

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the Jefferson County Board of Commissioners is announcing the availability of 1/10th of 1 Percent sales tax funds for additional community grants in 2020. This grant opportunity is intended to maintain, create, or enhance local services and programs overseen by the Jefferson County Behavioral Health Advisory Committee- (Mental Health/Substance Abuse Disorders).

These contracts will be for an eight-month term and are to be used for the sole purpose of providing the delivery of substance abuse and/or mental health treatment programs, co-occurring disorder treatment, prevention programs, and for the operation or delivery of therapeutic court programs. Programs need to be evidence based or a promising practice.

Programs and services include, but are not limited to prevention and early intervention services, treatment services and case management that are a component of a coordinated substance abuse or mental health treatment program or service (see authorizing statute RCW 82.14.460).

Funding for this program comes from the Jefferson County 1/10th of 1 Percent sales tax collected for mental health and substance abuse programs. The County will consider any projects that qualify for 1/10th of 1 percent sales tax funding and can demonstrate an ability to produce results in the priority funding areas listed on page 2 of the Supplemental RFP.

Any potential renewal of a contract will be at the sole discretion of the Board of County Commissioners and no renewals are guaranteed.

Programs will be evaluated by contract compliance, proven effectiveness of services as demonstrated by internal and community based evaluation mechanisms and the stability of funding. Note that the awarded funds cannot supplant any other sources of funds or billing currently available for similar services to members of the population under consideration. These funds are not guaranteed to continue at the same rates, nor does the award of this contract guarantee future contracts.

Because the United States, the State of Washington, Jefferson County, and the City of Port Townsend have declared a state of emergency for the COVID-19 Disease, contract awards from this RFP may be delayed.

View the complete Request for Proposal (RFP) here.