New York Gov. Kathy Hochul announced on February 2 that the state will make available more than $100 million in funding over the next five years for 12 new Intensive Crisis Stabilization Centers across the state. The facilities are akin to urgent care centers for people who are experiencing an acute behavioral health crisis.

Intensive Crisis Stabilization Centers offer 24/7 walk-in access to behavioral health services including medication management, therapy, and addiction treatment. The new funding will include $20 million for the new Centers’ startup costs and more than $80 million for operating expenses.

The State Office of Mental Health (OMH) and Office of Addiction Services and Supports (OASAS) issued a joint Request for Proposals to fund the Centers, three of which are planned for New York City. The RFP can be found on both the OMH and OASAS websites. Applicants must be not-for-profit agencies with experience providing mental health and substance use services.

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