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Request for Proposal Released for Mental Health, Chemical Dependency and Therapeutic Courts Tax Funding

(Port Orchard, WA) – The Kitsap County Human Services Department is requesting proposals for mental health, chemical dependency and therapeutic court programs and services (including, but not limited to, treatment services, case management, and housing that are a component of a coordinated chemical dependency or mental health treatment program or service) and for the operation or delivery of therapeutic court programs or services.  Approximately $4,250,000 will be awarded for projects or program services delivered between January 1, 2019 and December 31, 2019. 

This Request For Proposal is available on the Internet at https://spf.kitsapgov.com/das/Pages/Online-Bids.aspx.  Proposal Deadline:  August 1, 2018 at 3:00 p.m. 

Proposals for Treatment Sales Tax along a continuum of care including prevention, intervention, treatment and recovery support services must address the recommendations for funding improvements to the County-wide infrastructure for behavioral health treatment programs and services identified in the Kitsap County Behavioral Health Strategic Plan.  The Strategic Plan can be found at https://spf.kitsapgov.com/hs/Pages/CAC-REPORTS-INFORMATION-PLANS.aspx

Currently there are 20 projects funded with these tax dollars, totaling nearly $4.6 million.  Programs include training for commissioned law enforcement officers in Crisis Intervention/Triage and Behavioral Health Outreach Services for adults with a mental illness or co-occurring mental health and substance abuse disorders who are charged with minor, non-violent crimes throughout Kitsap County.  Kitsap Connect, a crisis response and coordinated care demonstration project managed through the Kitsap Public Health District, provides a multi-disciplinary, mobile outreach team to intervene with adults who are experiencing mental illness, chemical dependency, physical illnesses, and homelessness.  A full description of currently funded programs can be found at https://spf.kitsapgov.com/hs/Pages/CONTRACTS-All-HUMAN-SERVICES.aspx.

For more contact Gay Neal, Program Coordinator, Kitsap County Human Services, at 360-337-4827, gneal@co.kitsap.wa.us