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The Mental Health Board (MHB) is seeking proposals for the purpose of contracting with individual, public, or private entities for mental health, substance use disorder and/or intellectual and developmental disability prevention, treatment, and/or recovery support services for McHenry County residents of all ages. The MHB has chosen to address the behavioral health issues exhibited in persons with Brain Injury for McHenry County residents pursuant to the authority contained in the Community Mental Health Act, ILCS, Chapter 405, Act 20, Section 0.1, et.seq.

FY22 FUNDING AVAILABILITY: (Estimated $9,489,692 – Final Amount Subject to Appropriation)


The purpose of Mental Health & Substance Use Disorder funding is to solicit proposals addressing prevention, treatment, and/or recovery support services targeting the behavioral health needs of McHenry County residents.

According to the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), behavioral health refers to a state of mental/emotional being and/or choices and actions that affect wellness. The term is also used to describe the service systems encompassing the promotion of emotional health, the prevention of mental and substance use disorders, treatments and services for mental and substance use disorders, and recovery support efforts. SAMHSA further defines recovery as a process of change through which individuals improve their health and wellness, live a self-directed life, and strive to reach their full potential.

The purpose of General Intellectual and Developmental Disability funding is to support individuals in need of community-based care services and supports that promote community inclusion and the opportunity to receive services in the most integrated setting appropriate. This may include opportunities to access:

  • Structured Day Services
  • Community Inclusion, Recreational & Employment Services
  • Care Navigation Services
  • Respite Services

For purposes of this NOFA, the MHB has elected to include behavioral health issues exhibited in those with brain injuries within Intellectual and Developmental Disability funding.

The MHB has adopted a revised version of the SAMHSA National Outcome Measures (NOMs) Framework to promote the inclusion of social determinants of health within prevention, treatment, and/or recovery support services. MHB supported services are expected to help people live independently as they stabilize and move toward recovery. Services may include core services such as counseling, individual and group therapy, medication, and medication monitoring or they may include support in getting and holding a job, finding a place to live, staying in school, improving social relationships, and gaining access to benefit programs. Ultimately, services should embody meaningful, real life outcomes for people who are striving to attain and sustain recovery; build resilience; and work, learn, live, and participate fully in their communities.

Applicants seeking Grant, Purchase-of-Position, or Fee-for-Service funding shall demonstrate operational ability to collect and report on two Outcomes (Domain 1–7) and Domains 8–10 during the contract period:

  • Domain 1 – Increased Knowledge/Resiliency
  • Domain 2 – Abstinence/Reduction in Substance Use
  • Domain 3 – Increased Level of Functioning
  • Domain 4 – Employment & Education
  • Domain 5 – Housing Stability
  • Domain 6 – Criminal Justice Involvement
  • Domain 7 – Social Connectedness
  • Domain 8 – Access/Capacity (REQUIRED)
  • Domain 9 – Consumer Satisfaction Survey (REQUIRED)
  • Domain 10 – Utilization of Evidence0based Programming (REQUIRED)

Applicants seeking Psychiatric Capacity Pay-for-Performance (P4P) funding shall demonstrate operational ability to collect and report on the following metrics during the contract period:

  • Total Hours of Prescriber Capacity (Hours)
  • Total Hours of Utilized Prescriber Capacity (Hours)
  • Client “No Show” Rate for Prescriber Appointments (% – Includes Cancellations Within 24 Hours of Appointment)
  • Average Length of Time from Intake/Appointment Setting to Psychiatric Assessment (Days)
  • Number of New Clients Receiving Prescriber Services (# – Includes New Psychiatric Evaluations)
  • Percentage of Active Clients Showing Improvement in Functioning (%)
  • Number of Clients Discharged from Prescriber Services (#)
  • Client Reported Behavioral Health related Hospitalization Rate (%)
  • Client Reported Crisis Utilization Rate (%)
  • Client Experience Rating (%)
  • Number of Client Responses sought and received to Client Experience Survey (#)


Capital expenditures specifically related to programs or services requesting community mental health funds should be included in the DIRECT PROGRAM EQUIPMENT budget section of the FY23 Budget Worksheet Template. Capital expenditure requests require a supporting Capitalization Policy. The MHB shall consider Capital Expenditures as part of overall program, project, and service requests although service delivery shall take precedent. Stand-Alone Capital Requests are subject to appropriation and shall be considered on a case-by-case basis.


  • An individual (including single-member Limited Liability Company)
  • Not-for-Profit corporations: Must be registered as a not-for-profit in good standing with
    the State of Illinois and established as a Section 501(c)3 under the Internal Revenue Code
  • For-Profit Corporations
  • Governmental Entities and Departments within McHenry County Government

Through the funding application and review process, all entities must demonstrate financial
accountability, reliability, and stability, as well as appropriate service of value to the persons to be
served as determined by the MHB.

See MHB Requirements and Guidelines for Allocation of Funds for further information.

The McHenry County Mental Health Board is utilizing a web-based application system for submission of
funding proposals for the contract year beginning December 1, 2022 and ending November 30, 2023. The
web-based system will be accessible to applicants at www.mc708.org beginning June 1, 2022 at 12:00 pm.
All applicants shall register and log-in to access the application forms.

For questions related to the funding application, contact: Vickie Johansen at vjohansen@mc708.org or

Schedule of Events:
June 1, 2022 at 12:00 pm Application Available at www.mc708.org
July 29, 2022 at 4:30 pm Close of Application Period
August – October 25, 2022 Application Evaluations
October 25, 2022 Final Funding Allocation Announcements
December 1, 2022 – November 30, 2023 Funding Cycle

MHB allocation and contracting decisions are made in meetings open to the public. Allocation decisions
will be based on statutory mandates and community priorities.

In accordance with the Community Mental Health Act, board members and staff of the MHB have the
responsibility to ensure that the standards of services delivered are of the highest degree possible and that
they are free from any negative influences caused by conflict of interest situations. Both board members
and staff have a duty to avoid self-serving or conflict of interest situations where by virtue of position or
decision-making authority, transactions are allowed to occur which does not serve the best interest of the
MHB or which give the appearance of, or have the potential for, obtaining a benefit, monetary or
otherwise for the individual, family, friends or business associates.

Emphasis will be placed upon the proposal’s strength in addressing each of the following criteria within
the electronic application. The MHB – FY23 Proposal Rubric will be used as a guide to reaching funding
allocations (see FY23 Funding Rubric):

  1. Agency Description
  2. Service/Program/Project Description
  3. Service, Program, Project Outcomes
  4. Service/Program/Project Budget
  5. Agency Continued Funding

The MHB reserves the right to not select a provider or to submit a new notice of funding for re-defined
services. The MHB also reserves the right to begin negotiations with selected providers for all or part of
the proposal components based on its selection criteria.


MHB Requirements and Guidelines for Allocation of Funds
MHB FY23 Proposal Rubric
Financial Audit Requirements – Funded Providers
MHB 2021-2023 Three-Year Plan
MHB FY23 Notice of Funding Availability

—-> Click here to access the MHB FY23 Funding Application

We thank you for your interest and desire to serve the citizens of McHenry County!

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