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WA Discretionary Funding Fiscal Year 2021

Center: FG

Grantee: CONFEDERATED TRIBES AND BANDS OF THE YAKAMA NATION
Program: Emergency COVID-19
City: TOPPENISH
State: WA
Grant Award Number: 1 H79 FG000714-01
Congressional District: 4
FY 2021 Funding: $1,085,999
Project Period: 2021/02/01 - 2022/05/31

Grantee: HEALTH CARE AUTHORITY
Program: Emergency COVID-19
City: OLYMPIA
State: WA
Grant Award Number: 1 H79 FG000699-01
Congressional District: 10
FY 2021 Funding: $2,859,649
Project Period: 2021/02/01 - 2022/05/31

Grantee: SEATTLE INDIAN HEALTH BOARD
Program: Emergency COVID-19
City: SEATTLE
State: WA
Grant Award Number: 1 H79 FG000683-01
Congressional District: 9
FY 2021 Funding: $1,086,266
Project Period: 2021/02/01 - 2022/05/31

Grantee: UNIVERSITY OF WASHINGTON
Program: Expansion of Practitioner Education
City: SEATTLE
State: WA
Grant Award Number: 5 H79 FG000038-02
Congressional District: 7
FY 2021 Funding: $98,266
Project Period: 2020/04/30 - 2022/04/29

Center: SM

Grantee: ASIAN COUNSELING AND REFERRAL SERVICE
Program: Community Mental Health Centers (CMHC) Grant Program
City: SEATTLE
State: WA
Grant Award Number: 1 H79 SM085533-01
Congressional District: 9
FY 2021 Funding: $5,000,000
Project Period: 2021/09/30 - 2023/09/29

Asian Counseling and Referral Service (ACRS), a CMHC and trusted community messenger since 1973, proposes the Asian and Pacific Islander (API) CMHC COVID-19 Recovery Project to target API populations living with SMI, SED, and COD. ACRS is a licensed WA State Department of Health behavioral health provider. ACRS’ service delivery strategies are centered on culturally responsive and linguistically accessible services that reflect our service population. ACRS provides a comprehensive range of clinical and social services, offered in 40 languages by staff familiar with API population cultures, histories, and migration experiences. The COVID-19 pandemic has shown the depth of health inequities and disparities in access, care, and treatment. It has further highlighted the digital divide experienced by our target population—isolated by language/illiteracy and mental illness, with zero access to technology to get help or access telehealth services. The pandemic has caused existing mental health conditions to become even worse as clients struggle with fear, isolation, anxiety, and uncertainty. Clients' wellbeing are further impacted by stress and fear from the political and social climate and surge in anti-Asian sentiment, harassment, and hate crimes. Staff are also impacted by the pandemic and experience the same isolation, uncertainty, secondary traumas, and disruptions. Despite efforts to pivot service delivery strategies, referrals are diminished, we are challenged to keep clients engaged in care, and staff are suffering from burnout. The proposed project will serve 1,100 individuals. We will strengthen capacity to reach and reengage those in need of CMHC services; improve clients’ behavioral health outcomes and wellbeing with trauma informed, individualized whole person and whole health care, with intensive case management to stabilize and recover. We will ensure that the wellbeing of our multilingual, multicultural workforce is supported and will build on opportunities for collective healing so that we can deliver needed care.


Grantee: CASCADE COMMUNITY HEALTHCARE
Program: CCBHC Expansion Grants
City: CENTRALIA
State: WA
Grant Award Number: 5 H79 SM083215-02
Congressional District: 3
FY 2021 Funding: $1,940,257
Project Period: 2020/05/01 - 2022/04/30

Grantee: CHEHALIS TRIBAL COUNCIL
Program: Tribal Behavioral Health Grant Program
City: OAKVILLE
State: WA
Grant Award Number: 1 H79 SM084205-01
Congressional District: 6
FY 2021 Funding: $171,407
Project Period: 2021/07/31 - 2026/07/30

Native Connections Abstract Confederated Tribes of the Chehalis Reservation The Confederated Tribes of the Chehalis Reservation’s Community and Culture department will implement a program for Chehalis youth, ages kindergarten through 24 in order to prevent suicide, substance misuse and reduce the impact of poor mental health of tribal youth. The goal of the Native Connections program is to reduce the number of youth who experience suicidal thoughts by 50% by 2026 by offering cultural and educational classes to reduce poor mental health and increase resiliency. Chehalis Native Connections will meet this goal by providing evidence-based classes for youth to teach about feelings, interpersonal relationships, the dangers of substance use and anti-bullying classes. Students may also participate in Question, Persuade, Respond classes which teach students how to help friends or family members who may be experiencing suicidal thoughts or feelings. The Chehalis governmental employees and Chehalis tribal community will also be offered QPR classes several times per year in order to have a strong support system in the community to prevent suicide. Traditional arts and plant use classes will be a major component of the program with the goal of connecting Chehalis youth to their ancestors by teaching tribal art forms such as drum making, weaving and beading. These skills are important to the survival of Chehalis culture, and in teaching the youth these skills, they will learn more about their cultural connections and discipline in perfecting their skills. The traditional plants component of the Native Connections program will teach the youth to identify native plants, understand optimal harvest time and proper storage and preservation of the plants. The plants and herbs will then be used to make traditional balms, salves and teas which were a major part of the cultural traditions of the Chehalis. The funding request of $917,239 will cover the operations of the program for five years and includes funding for a full-time project director, an evaluator at a 10% level of effort and funds for travel, training, and cultural and educational classes for youth. Funding also covers a community garden, traditional plants class and basket-weaving conference for cultural educational opportunities.


Grantee: COLUMBIA RIVER MENTAL HEALTH SERVICES
Program: CCBHC Expansion Grants
City: VANCOUVER
State: WA
Grant Award Number: 1 H79 SM083050-01
Congressional District: 3
FY 2021 Funding: $3,999,036
Project Period: 2021/02/15 - 2023/02/14

Columbia River Mental Health Services (CRMHS), in partnership with NPC Research, proposes to become a Certified Community Behavioral Health Center (CCBHC) serving Southwest Washington, including Clark County, Skamania County, and Cowlitz County. CRMHS targeted population are Medicare enrollees and uninsured individuals seeking behavioral health services, such as individual and group therapy, case management, medication management, peer support, psychiatric services and substance use disorder treatment. In 2019, the uninsured rate in Southwest Washington was around 7% and there are 112,000 Medicare enrollees. The identified service gap is that nearly all behavioral health providers in Southwest Washington do not accept Medicare enrollees or uninsured clients; however, this population is expected to have a growing need for mental health providers, as individuals struggle with anxiety, depression, and connection to primary care providers. CRMHS will become a CCBHC to serve all individuals in Southwest Washington, with a focus on reaching uninsured individuals and Medicare enrollees. CRMHS will hire LCSWs, case managers, psychiatrists, and nurses that have specialized training and focus on treating elderly and uninsured. The goal of the project will be to increase the local capacity of the health system to provide comprehensive mental health services to Medicare and uninsured patients in the Southwest Washington region. NPC Research will assist with performance measurement, data collection, and outcomes. Annually, CRMHS will provide mental health assessments to 200 individuals and for the entire program will serve 400 individuals. Another goal is to reduce the social barriers (e.g., transportation) Medicare and uninsured patients experience when accessing care by providing care case management to all patients receiving care at CRMHS. Annually, CRMHS will connect 170 people with case managers to increase connectivity for Medicare enrollees and uninsured individuals. Throughout the program, 340 individuals will be connected to social services in Southwest Washington. Through evidenced based practice and communication with a client’s primary care provider, clinicians, psychiatrists, case managers, and a medical team will assist clients in becoming healthier both physically and emotionally. By having these additional services in Southwest Washington, CRMHS will reduce the rates of depression and anxiety in the Medicare population, while connecting them to resources such as housing, food, and employment and provide services to individuals who may have to wait months to receive mental health services.


Grantee: COLUMBIA WELLNESS
Program: Project LAUNCH
City: LONGVIEW
State: WA
Grant Award Number: 5 H79 SM082330-03
Congressional District: 3
FY 2021 Funding: $739,055
Project Period: 2019/08/31 - 2024/08/30

Grantee: COLUMBIA WELLNESS
Program: CCBHC Expansion Grants
City: LONGVIEW
State: WA
Grant Award Number: 1 H79 SM083141-01
Congressional District: 3
FY 2021 Funding: $2,363,748
Project Period: 2021/02/15 - 2023/02/14

Columbia Wellness is a nonprofit community mental health agency located in SW Washington state who will provide Comprehensive Community Behavioral Health Clinic (CCBHC) services through funding provided by SAMHSA. Our mission is to provide a fully-integrated continuum of care that addresses the whole person through prevention, early identification, and treatment of MH, SUD, and physical health needs using evidence-based practices in one location. Targeting 1,000 new, unduplicated individuals annually during the first two years of the project, we designed our continuum based on a catchment area primarily within Cowlitz County for adults with SMI, children with SED and all individuals with SUD and an expected subpopulation of veterans and youth. No individual presenting for CCBHC services will be turned away based on ability to pay, insurance or place of residence. Summary of Services to be Provided: We will provide a fully-integrated, person- and family-centered, recovery-oriented and culturally-competent continuum of care that address the entire person through the prevention, early identification, and treatment of mental health disorders, substance use disorders, and physical health needs in one location. We provide 24-hour mobile crisis services, outpatient mental health and substance use disorder services, peer support services, medical and prescriber services, residential services and a 24/7 residential treatment facility that offers psychiatric crisis stabilization and acute withdrawal management services. Our staff provides these services in the office setting, in the community, in schools, juvenile and jails and are provided face-to-face or via telehealth or telephonically where allowed. Initial screening and assessments determine the scope of overall client health. Care coordination serves as the very center of this program. We have many long-standing community partnerships that enable providers to work together to provide intentionally coordinated care that targets the needs of individuals with a goal to safely achieve more effective care through cooperative agreements and shared data. Our services use targeted case management and client voice within the treatment planning process to provide intentional care coordination. Providers use evidence-based practices that focus on addressing the needs of the individual which guide their participation in their treatment and recovery path. Our project will be supported by our Advisory Work Group (AWG) that will include those with mental health and substance use disorders and family members to provide input and guidance on project direction, growth, services and policies. This team approach will enable our project to develop a strong momentum among stakeholders to implement a public health approach across all populations using an integrated perspective that is person- and family-centered and culturally and linguistically competent. Columbia Wellness’ CCBHC staff will also work to set the foundation and procedures in place to develop policy, expand referrals, share data, and reduce duplicative services.


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