Mini-Grant Program

ADAMH is Temporarily Suspending the Mini-Grant Program

ADAMH is temporarily suspending the Mini-Grant program. We will not be accepting new applications at this time as we evaluate available resources needed to support the Franklin County community during the COVID-19 pandemic. We may resume the program in the future and will communicate any changes on our Website and through our e-mail list. You can subscribe to our e-mail newsletter list by filling out the form at the bottom of this page. Thank you for your patience and support.

The ADAMH Board of Franklin County awards mini-grant funds to non-profit organizations to help spread hope throughout Franklin County. ADAMH seeks to support programs or events with a broad community impact that raise awareness of mental illness or addiction, promote health and wellness, promote prevention activities, or fight stigma.

If you are wondering if your project or event would be supported by the ADAMH Mini-Grant program, here are some examples of programs that have been funded in the past:

A day of empowerment and inspiration for teenage girls, moms and mentors to raise awareness about dating violence.
A one-day program to address mental health stigma in the African American community.
A family-friendly, substance-free tailgate event before home football games.
A one-day event offering educational programs and promoting health and wellness resources in the community.

After reviewing the Application Guidelines and Application, please contact Mackenzie Betts at 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).
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.
Please note that Applications will no longer be accepted from organizations without a 501c3 designation.
Non-profits must have 501(c)(3) status.
Schools and higher education institutions with tax exempt status are eligible.
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, 2020.
Program/event should be a community-based activity that addresses growing challenges in Franklin County by raising awareness of mental illness or addiction, promoting health and wellness, promoting prevention activities or fighting stigma.
Mini-grant funds cannot be used for clinical, evidence-based programs, including assessments and treatment, as ADAMH supports these programs through our system of providers.
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.

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.

Payment Requirements

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 614-222-3767.

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.

Request for Results

Strategic Planning Facilitation RFP

ADAMH is requesting proposals to facilitate three phases of strategic planning at two distinct levels (with ADAMH’s CEO and Board of Trustees and internally with ADAMH leadership teams).

Strategic Planning Facilitation
Strategic Planning Facilitation SEBE Form
Strategic Planning Facilitation Affidavit
Strategic Planning Facilitation FAQ (Updated January 11)

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 MACSIS and be able to submit test files soon after the contract/MOU has been executed.
    1. Submission of a W-9
    2. Registration for MACSIS via a MACSIS Provider Request Modification Form
    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.
Healthcare Professionals

Local Investments

Investment in Franklin County

We do not provide any direct service, but instead contract with more than 30 local agencies you know and trust. These community not-for-profit agencies provide quality mental health and alcohol/substance use disorder treatment services on a sliding scale fee, so that regardless of income, you can receive the help you need. Community professionals also work in hundreds of schools to provide prevention programming to help young people avoid ever using alcohol or drugs.

Provider 2020 Allocation
Africentric Personal Development Shop $644,601
Alvis Inc $1,671,004
Aperture Education $40,000
Buckeye Ranch $1,203,545
Central Ohio Area Agency On Aging $47,013
Central Ohio Hospital Council (COHC) $20,000
CHOICES For Victims Of Domestic Violence $78,350
Columbus Health Department $2,491,844
Columbus Urban League $236,624
Community For New Direction Inc $3,928,556
Community Housing Network Inc $2,464,637
Community Shelter Board (Csb) $40,000
Compdrug $4,046,402
Concord Counseling Services $4,154,687
Directions For Youth And Families Inc $891,334
Eastway Corporation $232,100
Franklin County Board Of Developmental Disabilities (FCBDD) $103,430
Franklin County Common Pleas Drug Court $54,670
Franklin County Family & Children First Council $259,288
Franklin County Family Drug Court $60,000
Franklin County Local Outreach To Suicide Survivors (LOSS) $320,888
Franklin County Municipal Court $230,000
Franklin County Office Justice Policy and Programs $250,000
Franklin County Probate Court $510,000
Franklin County Sheriff's Office $173,611
HandsOn Central Ohio $20,375
Heartland High School $64,677
House Of Hope For Alcoholics $1,267,422
Huckleberry House Inc $836,078
IDDT-ACT Training $50,000
Legal Aid Society Of Columbus $163,200
Maryhaven $9,376,061
Mental Health America Of Ohio Inc. $1,177,641
NAMI Franklin County $511,726
National African American Male Wellness Walk $7,650
Nationwide Childrens Hospital $2,972,406
NCR Permanent Supportive Housing Services $274,557
Netcare Corporation $12,033,826
North Central Mental Health Services Inc $6,115,700
North Community Counseling Centers Inc $4,249,946
Ohio State University Hospitals $1,138,780
OhioGuidestone $481,000
Opiate Performance Incentives $1,000,000
Opioid PSA - Ogilvy $850,000
Opioid PSA - Paul Werth Associates $1,500,000
Opioid PSA - Universal McCann $3,500,000
OQ Measures $75,000
OSU College Of Social Work $124,691
PEER Center $1,235,789
Performance Incentive - Value Based Contracting  $615,000 
PrimaryOne Health $512,182
Private Hospitals $497,000
Probate Attorneys $200,000
Public Awareness Campaign $225,000
Schottenstein Chabad House Friendship Circle $336,547
Southeast Inc $10,052,835
St Vincent Family Centers $1,509,231
Syntero Inc $2,348,428
The City Of Hilliard $50,438
The City Of Reynoldsburg $49,842
TV Twin Valley CSN $1,363,036
UMADAOP Of Franklin Co Inc $176,382
Village Network $861,739
Total: $92,102,069

ADAMH Financial Reports

Comparative Balance Statement

Management report that addresses YTD Actual and Annual Projections for key Revenue and Expenditure Indicators.  Independent reports are generated for ADAMH's Medicaid and Non-Medicaid lines-of-business.

October 2020 (PDF) Download

Schedule of Revenues, Expenditures and Changes in Cash Balance

Financial Statement that reflects the Annual Budget, YTD Actuals and Variance from Budget for all Revenue and Expenditure categories [on a cash basis].  This report includes all ADAMH funding sources.

October 2020 (PDF) Download

ADAMH Funding

Since its inception in 1967, ADAMH has served resident constituents of all ages, races, genders, cultures and faiths by providing funding to agencies with the goal of reducing the incidence of mental health problems and eliminating the abuse of alcohol and other drugs in the county. More than 71% of the ADAMH system’s resources come from a single property tax levy approved by voters. The community strongly supports the ADAMH System of Care and we do not take this community trust lightly. The remainder comes from federal, state and local funding sources.

ADAMH funding is used to purchase behavioral healthcare services for the uninsured and under-insured residents of Franklin County. 24/7 crisis services through ADAMH’s network are available to everyone in the community. Whenever an individual is in crisis, ADAMH’s provider network is available.

2019 ADAMH Actual Expenditures
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