0631 Q&A - MH Juvenile Justice (121)

  1. Q:  Agency is interested in applying and wants to know if the MHJJ screening tool mentioned in the NOFO has already been designed? Is there any place we could look to review it prior to applying?

    A:  The screening tool you are referring to is actually a referral screening form. It is attached.  MHJJ Referral Form (pdf)

  2. Q:  Are there any eligibility requirements for applicants? 

    A:  Per the NOFO, Section C. Eligibility Information, 1. Eligible Applicants, in the Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO), all potential applicants are eligible.

  3. Q:  Is there more guidance coming regarding the Program Proposal Criteria section where the 10 page narrative is written. In the grid containing the criteria, purpose, and the score, the purpose explanation seems that there is more narrative space to talk about the program and less on addressing specific bullet points as in past grant applications.

    A:  There is no other guidance coming out. The additional information in the Criteria states "include" which means that this information in particular should be addressed in the Proposal. All other information needed is based on the NOFO.

  4. Q:  Can we apply for an amount up to the maximum, or are we limited to the amount of our current award?

    A:  You should apply for an amount within the award range based on what you propose to do to meet the deliverables of the NOFO requirements and the associated costs.

  5. Q:  In the NOFO's performance measures it states, number of youth for whom the MHJJ Liaison collaborated with an MCO and/or integrated health home (IHH). If our agency is granted an award, would the MHJJ Liaison be able to refer youth to our agency for services or would the referral need to come from the collaboration of the MCO and/or IHH?

    A:  The provider can make direct referrals and/or go through the youth's MCO/IHH.

  6. Q:  Is the MHJJ Liaison position conceived as someone who is out in the community connecting with youth and helping them access mental health services, or would it be someone who is more behind the scenes, getting referrals from our community outreach workers and then acting as a case manager, assessing them and connecting them to mental health services?

    A:  It is a combination of both. Service linkage is provided through referrals from outside sources as well as through community outreach by the liaison. Please see the links for the PPR and PRTP information in Section D, 2 of the NOFO.

  7. Q:  I was unable to access the Subrecipient Budget Template through the link on the website - (GOMBGATU-3002-(R-02-17)) would it be possible to send it or is there another link?

    AYou can find this on the GATA Grantee Portal  under Budget. The most up-to-date budget is the FY20 one.

  8. Q:  Please clarify if and how the state is divided into geographical areas for this particular grant. We are aware that there will be 19 possible awards.

    A:  DHS is typically divided into 5 regions. This grant seeks statewide coverage.

  9. Q:  If an applicant seeks to apply for multiple areas, do we submit one proposal or separate proposals for each area?

    A:  Grants are awarded by Agency and each agency should identify which county(s) they plan to cover.

  10. Q: If one proposal is required for multiple areas, is a separate budget and budget narrative required for each area?

    A:  We recommend one agency and one budget per proposal.

  11. Q:  what is the NOFO Number, CSFA Number and NOFO Suffix?
  12. A:  This information can be found n in the NOFO and on the NOFO page. It is also on the grant application. A suffix number is not required for this program. If a suffix is needed, it will be included on the application.