Funding Requests - ADAMH Board of Franklin County

Become an ADAMH Provider

Licensure & Certification

What do I need to do to become an ADAMH contract provider?

You should know that although our panel of contract providers is not open-ended, we do occasionally add a provider for special targeted investments. We post these Requests For Results on our web site when available. Keep an eye on these postings and submit a proposal if your agency can successfully address the issue involved.

1. Your agency must be certified by the Ohio Mental Health and Addiction Services Department (OMHAS) to provide the services you would be contracting for.

  1. Contact the Office of Licensure and Certification at

2. Respond to a Request for Results (RFR) as posted on

  1. Your agency musts demonstrate experience and credentialing with the evidence-based practice being sought after.
  2. Submit a program description, budget, and other documentation as specified in the RFR.

3. If chosen to implement the project:

  1. Your agency will work with one of our staff to expand on the RFR application regarding the program specifications and budget.
  2. Your agency will sign a provider contract or memorandum of understanding regarding the services to be provided
  3. You will be expected to adhere to all state behavioral health and federal HIPAA regulations.
  4. You will be expected to bill the ADAMH Board through the SHARES Enterprise System and be able to submit test files soon after the contract/MOU has been executed.
    1. Submission of a W-9
    2. Registration for SHARES Enterprise System
    3. Submission of contact information from appropriate administration, finance, and information technology staff

What is it like to be an ADAMH contract provider?

All service providers must be capable of meeting ADAMH’s administrative criteria.

  • Financial data must be submitted electronically.
  • Treatment providers must adhere to all HIPAA laws and regulations.
  • Consumer outcomes and other data must be submitted electronically and on time.
  • Agencies must reliably show good customer service and implement client rights processing according to Ohio regulations.
  • Every year ADAMH requires an Agency Service Plan detailing the types of services provided, how much of these services will be provided to how many people, and how much it will cost.

Request for Proposal

There are no open requests for proposals at this time.

Funding Requests

The Alcohol, Drug and Mental Health Board of Franklin County (ADAMH) welcomes applications for funding from qualified organizations to serve the behavioral health needs of Franklin County residents. All applicants must have 501c3 status.  The organization will be required to be certified by the Ohio Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services, if certification is available.  Please check the Ohio Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services website to learn more about services eligible for certification.

When to Submit Applications

Organizations may submit an application at any time during the year. However, except for emergency applications, submitted applications will only be evaluated at three times throughout the year. Emergency applications can be submitted only by providers currently funded by ADAMH.  Here are the evaluation dates:

• April 3, 2023 - Operational/Programmatic requests
• July 3, 2023 - Operational/Programmatic requests
• October 2, 2023 - Capital requests

Decisions about applications will typically be made within 60 days of these evaluation dates. Applicants will be notified of decisions through an email sent to the person identified as the point of contact in the application.

In the case of emergency applications, submissions should still be made through the same application form but indicate that the request constitutes an emergency and applicants are encouraged to send an email to informing ADAMH that an emergency request has been submitted. Emergency requests are those which BOTH (1) threaten the ability of the provider to provide services and/or represent a significant safety hazard to clients or staff; and (2) could not reasonably have been foreseen.

Please review the Guidance for Applicants before completing and submitting the application below.

Review Guidance for ApplicantsComplete the Funding Request Form

Pre-Application Information Session

Are you planning to submit a funding request and want additional information? Join our information session from 9 to 10 a.m. on June 6 through Zoom. We’ll review the funding application process, including all information required to evaluate the request, and be available for questions. Note: this session is not required to submit an application.

Mini-Grant Program

The ADAMH Community Mini-Grant Program now open for 2023.

There are many non-profit and faith-based organizations in Franklin County that serve our community in amazing ways – especially throughout the pandemic. So many organizations have been on the front lines providing food security, financial assistance and emotional support to individuals and families who need it the most. There is still a great need for resources in Franklin County and ADAMH wants to support these efforts through the ADAMH Mini-Program.

The ADAMH Mini-Grant Program provides small grants up to $5,000 to support in-person and virtual programs, events or campaigns with a broad community impact that:

  • Raise awareness of behavioral health issues
  • Promote prevention
  • Reduce stigma
  • Increase resilience
  • Educate about diversity, equity and inclusion

After reviewing the Application Guidelines and Application, please contact with questions.

Application Application Guidelines

Application Deadlines

Applications for mini-grants are due at 5 p.m. on the first Wednesday of every month.
Apply as early as possible, as funding is limited.
Your program must occur at least 60 days after the application deadline. (See Application Guidelines for a schedule).
Questions about the application process can be submitted to Please do not contact ADAMH for award status.
Notifications of grant status will be sent by the end of every month.

Qualifications for Applicant

The applicant must be a non-profit, faith-based or tax exempt school.
Non-profits must have 501(c)(3) status. Applications will no longer be accepted from organizations without a 501c3 designation.
Faith-based organizations must meet IRS requirements to be considered tax exempt.
Schools and higher education institutions with tax exempt status are eligible if not already funded by ADAMH in other ways.
The applicant cannot be a current ADAMH provider. However, providers can be a partner involved in the program.
The applicant cannot have received a grant within same calendar year
Priority will be given to community groups or organizations that ADAMH does not currently support in other ways.

Qualifications for Program/Event

Program/event must impact Franklin County residents.
Program/event must start and end between January 1 and December 31, 2023.
Program/event must occur at least 60 days after the application deadline.
Program/event should be a community-based activity that addresses growing challenges in Franklin County by raising awareness of behavioral health issues, promoting prevention, reducing stigma, increasing resilience or educating about diversity, equity and inclusion.
Virtual events or digital campaigns are eligible for consideration.
Mini-grant funds cannot be used for school-focused programming in a school district where ADAMH already funds prevention/intervention services. ADAMH funds services in the 16 public school districts in Franklin County.
Mini-grant funds will not be awarded to support summer camps. ADAMH supports summer camp programs in other ways.

Mini-grant funds cannot be used to:

Purchase tickets for dinners, golf outings or fundraising events.
Purchase meals or refreshments.
Cover salaries, travel or lodging of applicant staff.
Make capital improvements.
Make contributions to candidates for elective office or for partisan political purposes.

Grant Requirements

Funding will only be released to your organization after all requirements have been met and a payment request is submitted by the deadline stated in your approval letter. ADAMH reserves the right to deny funding if requirements are not met and all supporting material is not received by the deadline.

All recipients of mini-grant funding must complete these minimum requirements in order to receive payment:

Add ADAMH logo and link on the program/event section of your organization’s website.
Include ADAMH logo on all printed materials specific to the program/event activities these funds will support.
Mention and tag ADAMH on social media.

Additional payment requirements are required for awards over $2,000. See Application Guidelines for details.

Application Process

Confirmation: Once the application is received, you will receive a confirmation email. If you do not receive a confirmation email, please follow up at or 614-222-3706.

Review:  Applications are reviewed once per month by the ADAMH Mini-Grants Review Committee.

Notification:  You will be notified by email whether your application has been approved or declined. You will receive notification by the end of the month in which you applied. Please do not inquire about the status of your application unless you have not heard back from ADAMH at the end of the month.

Payment Request:  If your grant application has been approved, you will receive a payment request form along with your notification. You will complete the payment request form and submit it (along with any documentation to verify you met the grant requirements) to within 60 days after your program/event has taken place.

Application Checklist

Incomplete packets will not be reviewed.
Email attachments cannot exceed 10MB.

In order to be considered for a mini-grant, an applicant must provide the following documentation:

Application (overview, narrative and funding outline)
Support letter from any partner identified in the application
IRS Form W-9 (Request for Taxpayer Identification Number and Certification)
Submit application to prior to 5 p.m. on the first Wednesday of the month.
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