Restraint and Seclusion Landscape Analysis, Technical Assistance Resource Center, and Advocacy

The DDPC announces funding for one grantee up to $400,000 ($150,000 in Year 1, and $250,000 in Year 2) to implement an environmental scan, hold stakeholder focus groups and forums across multiple New York State Service systems, showcase best practices in reducing restrictive interventions, and establish a statewide set of principles that provide guidance for providers to reduce their use of restraints and seclusion as behavioral interventions, with specific focus on individuals with intellectual, developmental (ID/DD) and other disabilities.

DDPC is seeking proposals to drive systemic change by establishing a statewide set of principles that provide guidance for providers to reduce their use of restraints and seclusion as behavioral interventions, with specific focus on individuals with intellectual, developmental (ID/DD) and other disabilities. DDPC estimates that $150,000 will be available in Year 1 and $250,000 will be available in Year 2, for a total of $400,000.

DDPC is leading an inter-agency effort to reduce the use of R/S, and other restrictive interventions within the New York State Human Services delivery systems. Other State Partners include: The New York State Office of Mental Health (OMH), The New York State Office for People with Developmental Disabilities (OPWDD), The New York State Office of Children and Family Services (OCFS), and The New York State Education Department (SED).  It is the intent of these agencies to focus on positive alternatives and models to reduce the use of restrictive interventions across the state.

Several states have implemented initiatives to reduce the use of Restraint and Seclusion (R/S) in their human services systems. Restraints and seclusions are associated with many negative outcomes, including physical and emotional harm to people receiving services and staff who are involved in restrictive interventions, significant agency costs related to medical treatment and staff coverage, reduced quality of care for individuals receiving services, and overall decreased staff morale and service delivery conditions.  New York State is committed to reducing and limiting to the greatest extent possible, the use of hands-on interventions and/or isolation in its human service agencies, while protecting the rights, safety, and well-being of individuals receiving services. 


Deadlines for Letter-of-Intent Submission & Proposal Submission:

Letter of Intent Due Date: Friday, July 12, 2019, 3:00 PM

Proposal Due Date: Friday, July 26, 2019, 3:00 PM

 

Designated Contact / Issuing Officer

DDPC has assigned a Program Planner as the Designated Contact / Issuing Officer for this project. The Program Planner or a designee shall be the sole point of contact regarding the Request for Proposal (RFP) from the date of issuance of the RFP until the issuance of the Notice of Award letter. To avoid being deemed non-responsive, an applicant is restricted from contacting any other personnel of the DDPC regarding the RFP. Certain findings of non-responsibility can result in rejection for a contract award. The Issuing Officer for this RFP is:

Program Planner 

Kimberly Berg

New York State Developmental Disabilities Planning Council

Phone: 518-486-7505

Email: [email protected]

 

*Please Note: Online Submission Required in the Grants Gateway System (GGS).*