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Updates on RFPs

Peer Respite *updated 3-19-2020

3-19-2020

The King County Department of Community and Human Services (DCHS), through its Behavioral Health and Recovery Division (BHRD) is pleased to release this Request for Proposals (RFP) to fund proposals for the provision of the first King County Peer Respite pilot program. The vision for this project is to establish a Peer Run Respite center serving King County, thus adding to the rich network of providers, and allowing individuals more options for addressing psychiatric distress in a voluntary, strengths-based, and individualized atmosphere. Please send any questions to dchs-c&p@kingcounty.gov

https://www.zoomgrants.com/zgf/King_County_Peer_Respite_Pilot

1-15-2020

In April 2019, the Washington State legislature passed House Bill 1394 which, among other things, established a program for mental health peer respite centers. The program “shall assist clients in need of voluntary, short-term, non-crisis services that focus on recovery and wellness.”

King County MIDD is a countywide 0.1% sales tax generating funds on a two-year biennial budget cycle, specifically for programs and services for people living with or at risk of behavioral health conditions. King County’s MIDD is managed and operated by the King County Department of Community and Human Services' Behavioral Health and Recovery Division. In 2016, the King County Council voted unanimously to extend sales tax collection for MIDD through 2025. 

MIDD Initiative RR-11c is designed to establish the first Peer Respite in King County. The MIDD council approved $2M in one-time only funds to be utilized for capital, operating, staffing, training, and other costs necessary to start a Peer Respite in King County. The Behavioral Health and Recovery Division will be releasing a Request for Proposals (RFP) in the next couple of months to issue these funds. Once the RFP is released, this page will be updated with a link for interested bidders.

There will be additional one-time dollars of at least $5M that Department of Commerce will award by RFP to at least 5 different regions in Washington State. These funds have been designated for capital: to acquire, upgrade, or retrofit a property for a Peer Respite. The Commerce RFP is anticipated to be released in spring 2020. Additionally, the Health Care Authority has $750K in funding to be used for technical assistance, helping organizations during the RFP process, as well as after the RFP process to assist successful bidders. Technical assistance will be provided by Steve Micchio, CEO of People, USA which has several Peer Respites operating in the state of New York. If you are a Peer-Run organization or a licensed Behavioral Health Agency (BHA) who is interested in receiving technical assistance, please contact Jennifer Bliss at jennifer.bliss@hca.wa.gov.

The Department of Health completed a series of workgroups in September 2019 designed to draft facility and licensure rules for a Peer Respite. That draft language has undergone internal review and is now in the public comment and hearing phase. You may visit the DOH site to make a comment or attend the public hearing:

January 22, 2020 @ 9:30am

Department of Health Town Center 3, Room 224

111 Israel Road SE, Tumwater WA 98501

10-31-2019

In April 2019, the Washington State legislature passed House Bill 1394 which, among other things, established a program for mental health peer respite centers. The program “shall assist clients in need of voluntary, short-term, non-crisis services that focus on recovery and wellness.”

King County's MIDD is a countywide 0.1% sales tax generating funds on a two-year biennial budget cycle, specifically for programs and services for people living with or at risk of behavioral health conditions. King County’s MIDD is managed and operated by the King County Department of Community and Human Services' Behavioral Health and Recovery Division. In 2016, the King County Council voted unanimously to extend sales tax collection for MIDD through 2025. 

MIDD Initiative RR-11c is designed to establish the first Peer Respite in King County. The MIDD council approved $2M in one-time only funds to be utilized for capital, operating, staffing, training, and other costs necessary to start a Peer Respite in King County. The Behavioral Health and Recovery Division will be releasing a Request for Proposals (RFP) in the next couple of months to issue these funds. Once the RFP is released, this page will be updated with a link for interested bidders.

There will be additional one-time dollars of at least $5M that Department of Commerce will award by RFP to at least 5 different regions in Washington State. These funds have been designated for capital: to acquire, upgrade, or retrofit a property for a Peer Respite. The Commerce RFP is anticipated to be released in spring 2020. Additionally, the Health Care Authority has $750K in funding to be used for technical assistance, helping organizations during the RFP process, as well as after the RFP process to assist successful bidders.

The Department of Health has recently completed a series of workgroups designed to draft facility and licensure rules for a Peer Respite service. That draft language has been completed and is currently undergoing an internal review. Once it has completed the internal review, it can be scheduled for public hearing for comments from the community.

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