Notice of Availability of Grant Funds - Mental Health Screening, Referral, and Support Pilot Diversion Program for Criminal Justice Reform (CJR) Pretrial Released Defendants

Notice of Availability of Grant Funds - Mental Health Screening, Referral, and Support Pilot Diversion Program for Criminal Justice Reform (CJR) Pretrial Released Defendants

TAKE NOTICE that, in compliance with N.J.S.A. 52:14-34.4, 34.5 and 34.6, the Division of Mental Health and Addiction Services (DMHAS) hereby announces the availability of the grant program funds described herein.

Program Name: Mental Health Screening, Referral, and Support Pilot Diversion Program for Criminal Justice Reform (CJR) Pretrial Released Defendants

Purpose: This Request for Proposals (RFP) is issued by the New Jersey Department of Human Services (DHS), Division of Mental Health and Addiction Services (DMHAS) to develop a county based mental health pilot program for justice involved defendants who are subject to the Criminal Justice Reform (CJR) Act and identified with a serious mental illness.

Available Funding Amount: Total annualized funding is up to $1.25M subject to State appropriations. DMHAS anticipates making at least one award.

Who Can Apply/Bidder Qualifications: To be eligible for consideration for this RFP, the bidder must satisfy the following requirements:

  • The bidder must be a non-profit or for-profit entity or governmental entity;
  • For a bidder that has a contract with DMHAS in place when this RFP is issued, that bidder must have all outstanding Plans of Correction (PoC) for deficiencies submitted to DMHAS for approval prior to submission;
  • The bidder must be fiscally viable based upon an assessment of the bidder's audited financial statements. If a bidder is determined, in DMHAS’ sole discretion, to be insolvent or to present insolvency within the twelve (12) months after bid submission, DMHAS will deem the proposal ineligible for contract award;
  • The bidder must not appear on the State of New Jersey Consolidated Debarment Report1 or be suspended or debarred by any other State or Federal entity from receiving funds;
  • The bidder shall not employ a member of the Board of Directors as an employee or in a consultant capacity; and
  • Pursuant to N.J.S.A. 52:32-44, a for-profit bidder and each proposed subcontractor must have a valid Business Registration Certificate on file with the Division of Revenue. (This statutory requirement does not apply to non-profit organizations, private colleges and universities, or state and municipal agencies).

Proposal Receiving Office: Alicia Meyer - Division of Mental Health and Addiction Services, Department of Human Services - 5 Commerce Way, Suite 100, P.O. Box 362 Trenton, NJ 08625

Submission Deadline: Proposals must be received by 4:00 p.m. on June 24, 2022.

Notification Date: Bidders will be notified on or before July 27, 2022.