Bidder Conference: March 1, 2023 at 10:00 AM
Written Questions Due Date: March 8, 2023
Intent to Apply Due Date: March 8, 2023
Application Submission Due Date: April 7, 2023 by 3:00 PM
The Commission is issuing a Request for Application (RFA) to award $20 million in available Mental Health Wellness Act funds to support the implementation and scaling of Age Wise and PEARLS programs throughout California with the overall goal of addressing the mental health needs of older adults.
Age Wise is a non-traditional mental health program for the high-risk and underserved older adult population developed by the County of San Bernardino. The goal of the Age Wise program is to help individuals, families and agencies maintain the best possible behavioral and physical health to promote independent living and well-being.
PEARLS is a brief, time-limited, and participant-driven program that educates older adults about depression and helps them develop the skills they need for self-sufficiency and more active lives and was developed by the University of Washington Health Promotion Research Center, in partnership with Aging and Disability Services, the Area Agency on Aging for Seattle and King county.
Eligible applicants include County Behavioral Health departments, Area Agencies on Aging, or other non-profits who serve older adults with mental health related needs, including unserved and/or underserved populations to address disparities in access to effective and culturally appropriate behavioral health services. Interested parties may partner with others, to expand the proposed service area and share resources, by submitting a single application. One organization must be identified as the lead for the Application.
Request for Application Documents (Click Link to Download):
Request for Application RFA Older Adults-001 Addendum 2
Change Log – RFA Older Adults-001 Addendum 2
MHSOAC RFA Older Adults-001 ATTACHMENT 7 – Budget Worksheet
Questions and Responses:
RFA Older Adults-001 Questions and Responses 5
RFA Older Adults-001 Questions and Responses 4
RFA Older Adults-001 Questions and Responses 3
RFA Older Adults-001 Questions and Responses 2
RFA Older Adults-001 Questions and Responses 1