Funding focus: Culturally and linguistically relevant behavioral health services at NCFHP-funded service delivery sites may not be available or sufficient to respond to the demand. Funding is available to support the expansion of mental health and/or substance use disorder services for farmworkers and their families. Applicants may request funds to pay a percentage of a behavioral health provider’s time or on a fee-for-service basis per encounter. In addition to licensed and credentialed providers, certain non-licensed professionals such as peer support specialists who meet NCFHP requirements may be supported for substance use disorder services.
Funding preferences: Preference will be given to applicants based on the criteria listed below.
- Demonstrates the ability to provide behavioral health services, including substance use disorder services, in-person or via telehealth for farmworkers within NCFHP’s service delivery area in collaboration with NCFHP’s Farmworker Health Service Delivery Sites.
- Demonstrates capacity to provide behavioral health services at times that are accessible to farmworkers, including evening and/or weekend hours.
- Demonstrates the ability to provide quality services that are patient-focused and linguistically and culturally relevant for NC’s farmworker population.
- Demonstrates a plan to utilize patient feedback to evaluate patient satisfaction and quality of behavioral health services provided.
- Demonstrates the ability to foster strong partnerships with NCFHP-supported service delivery sites.
- Can meet NCFHP requirements and expectations outlined in the application.