Situation Report | March 22, 2021
The state Office for People With Developmental Disabilities (OPWDD) has issued a Solicitation of Interest (SOI) to not-for-profit agencies interested in providing services on a statewide basis to individuals who have sustained a traumatic brain injury prior to the age of 22.
The current contract is expiring on December 31, 2021, so OPWDD would like an estimated time frame of when these services can be implemented. Funding for these services will only be awarded to a not-for-profit organization.
The annual operating budget for Statewide Traumatic Brain Injury services is $660,000.00. There is no funding available for start-up or pre-operational costs. All funding received must go towards the operation of the program.
The not-for-profit organization that receives this funding is required to provide traumatic brain injury services on a statewide basis. Required services include:
- Supportive counseling and ongoing emotional support for the individual with a traumatic brain injury.
- Assistance in locating appropriate services in the community.
- Information and linkage with state and local service systems.
- Education, advocacy, and training of persons with brain injury and their families regarding brain injury.
- Assistance with the development of brain injury support groups.
- Assistance with the repatriation and prevention of out-of-state placements.
- Outreach and prevention training to local service providers (hospitals and schools) regarding brain injury and assistance with the development of services for persons with brain injury.
If you are a not-for-profit organization that is interested in the possibility of providing these services, e-mail a Letter of Interest to Connie.x.Blais@opwdd.ny.gov demonstrating that you meet the minimum qualifications, including a description of your experience and how you could provide the services described above on a statewide basis. Please include administration resumes and supporting documentation.
Letters of Interest must be received no later than 2 p.m. on April 9, 2021.