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Addiction Professionals Scholarship Program

Grants to New York Nonprofit Substance Abuse
Centers for Employee Scholarships

Agency Type:

State

Funding Source:

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New York State Office of Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Services (OASAS)

Deadline Date:

12/09/19 5:00 PM EST

Description:

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Grants of up to $15,000 and grants of up to $30,000 to New York nonprofit substance abuse treatment and prevention centers to provide scholarships for employees. Eligible employees have been accepted into or are currently enrolled in addiction professional programs. Funding is intended to assist OASAS-certified Providers with employee retention and professional development.

Scholarship categories:

  1. Master’s of Social Work (MSW) or Master’s of Mental Health Practitioner (MHP) program which meets licensure requirements pursuant the New York State Education Department (NYSED) OR
  2. OASAS-approved Certified Prevention Professional (CPP), Certified Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Counselor (CASAC), Credentialed Prevention Specialist (CPS), or gambling specialty designation educational programs. 

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 187261

Estimated Total Program Funding:

$350,000

Number of Grants:

It is anticipated that at least one award per scholarship category will be made in each Economic Development Zone (EDZ) until all funds are expended.

Estimated Size of Grant:

MSW or MHP program, which meets NYS licensure requirements: Maximum of up to $30,000 (one-time award) (Up to $15,000 per consecutive academic year beginning on or after Fall 2019.)

OASAS-approved CASAC, CPP, CPS, or gambling specialty designation program which meets OASAS credentialing requirements: Maximum of up to $5,000 (one-time award)

Term of Contract:

OASAS-approved CASAC, CPP, CPS, or gambling specialty designation program which meets OASAS credentialing requirements: Must be completed within one year of the scholarship award.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Eligible Applicant Organizations:
-Only non-profit, voluntary agencies that operate OASAS certified treatment programs; and non-profit, voluntary agencies that operate OASAS certified or funded prevention programs may apply for scholarship awards on behalf of their employees.
-Hospitals, Local Government Units and Proprietary entities are not Eligible Applicants for this Funding Application.

Eligible Employee Requirements:
To be eligible, at the time of application and upon award the Applicant must ensure that the recommended employee:
-Has at least one-year of employment history with the Applicant; and
-Is not currently on disciplinary probation or involved in any disciplinary action; and
-Has been accepted into or is enrolled in a matriculated MSW or MHP program, which meets NYS licensure
requirements; or an OASAS approved CASAC, CPP, CPS, or gambling specialty designation education program.
-Must demonstrate at least a 2.5 GPA where coursework has already been completed in a matriculated MSW or MHP program.

-Only one application from each Applicant, per scholarship category will be accepted per EDZ. (If an Applicant submits multiple applications for the same scholarship category in the same EDZ, the first application received will be the only application accepted, and all subsequent applications will be disqualified.)

-Applicants can only apply for one scholarship category per employee.

-Applicants are advised that OASAS may not fund an application where the Applicant is an OASAS-certified treatment provider that is not in good standing at the time an award is made.

-For information on funding restrictions, click here: https://oasas.ny.gov/system/files/documents/2019/10/ScholarshipFinal10.7.19.pdf#page=6

Pre-Application Information:

Questions must be received by 5:00 PM EST on October 21, 2019
Applications open: November 12, 2019
Application deadline: December 9, 2019, by 5:00 PM
Anticipated Notification of Award: January 6, 2020

Questions should be submitted via email with a subject line “Addiction Professionals Scholarship Program - OASAS Project No. 19109”.

Applications will be accepted via email only. The subject line for submissions should read "Addiction Professionals Scholarship Program – OASAS Project No. 19109"

With the exception of inquiries concerning procedural application formatting or submission instructions, OASAS will not respond to inquiries on an individual basis. Written responses to all inquiries and requests for clarification received timely will be answered and posted to the OASAS website.

The application document is available in the Supporting Documents field below.

Contact Information:

Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.

Submit questions and applications to: Procurements@oasas.ny.gov

Funding or Pin Number:

19109

URL for Full Text (RFP):

Geographic Focus:

USA: New York City;   New York