Telehealth Mini-Grants

NM BHSD

March 16, 2021

BHSD would like to announce the release of funding in the form of telehealth mini-grants. Deadline for receipt of letters of interest: 5 pm April 9, 2021

Please send letters of interest to: Cynthia Melugin at cynthia.melugin@state.nm.us

To CYFD and BHSD Non-Medicaid Providers:
Dear New Mexico Providers:

BHSD would like to announce the release of funding in the form of telehealth mini-grants. When the COVID-19 public health emergency ends, BHSD will no longer be able to support behavioral health providers who are delivering behavioral health services through telehealth systems that are not HIPAA compliant. We are now offering funding to help providers come into compliance so that critical behavioral health services will not be disrupted. If your agency is currently delivering services using the telephone and/or another non-HIPAA compliant system, this grant could help you make the transition.

BHSD is seeking letters of interest that respond to this question: what is your current telehealth system, and what do you need to become HIPAA compliant? Funding is available in amounts of up to $50,000 per agency, and all work must be completed by the end of 2021, which is when the PHE is currently set to expire.

Letters of interest should include:
• Specific hardware and/or software and costs
• Training for staff and administrators and costs
• Anticipated changes to practice model
• How many practitioners/staff members do you expect to train
• How many clients do you anticipate serving with your new system
• Timeframe for making changes

BHSD will expect any agency that receives funding to report back on progress made on each of these points.

Deadline for receipt of letters of interest: 5 pm April 9, 2021

Please send letters of interest to: Cynthia Melugin at cynthia.melugin@state.nm.us