Consortium Meeting Information
The next meeting of the Maryland Consortium on Coordinated Community Supports will be scheduled in the coming weeks. Meeting information may be found below:
- Meeting Date & Time: To be scheduled
- Location: VIRTUAL ONLY
- Agenda - To be posted
- Zoom Meeting Link:
- Meeting ID: Meeting Passcode: Dial-in Number:
Additional Meeting Information: The meeting is open to the public, and there is no cost to attend. Due to space limitations, we are asking members of the public to register in advance by clicking here. Participation is limited to Consortium members, invited presenters and CHRC staff.
- For more information about potential Spoke/service provider grants, click HERE.
- For more information about potential Hub capacity building grants, click HERE.
- For more information about the role of schools and school districts, click HERE.
- To read a copy of the Maryland Consortium on Coordinated Community Supports Implementation Plan submitted to the AIB, click here.
Links to Consortium public meeting recordings and meeting materials:
Overview of Hub and Spoke model and first Call for Proposals
The Consortium is developing recommendations for a Call for Proposals (RFP) to be issued by the CHRC in spring/summer
2023. Grant funding will be provided for both fiscal year 2023 ($50 million) and fiscal year 2024 ($85 million). The RFP will be posted on the CHRC's website.
Partnerships -- Hub and Spoke model. The Consortium proposes utilizing a Hub and Spoke framework for local Community Support Partnerships, using principles of the Collective Impact model. This framework will meet statutory requirements and balance statewide standards with local flexibility.
Partnerships may exist at the jurisdiction level, or could be sub-jurisdictional or regional/multi-jurisdictional. At full implementation, every school and community should be covered by a Partnership. Partnerships may not overlap. Partnerships should build on existing services and relationships. Each Partnership will consist of one Hub and a number of Spokes.
- Spokes: Spokes will be the providers of behavioral health and related services to students and their families. They may be existing providers of school-based services, or providers not currently operating in schools.
- Hubs: Hubs will be responsible for a number of tasks, including: coordinating service providers; distributing Partnership grant funds to Spokes as subgrantees; and collecting and reporting data. Several different kinds of organizations could potentially serve as local Partnership Hubs. Local communities will determine which organizations are best suited to be their Hubs.
Coordination with Local School Districts: Schools and school districts will not be eligible to receive direct grant funding, but will be involved in local Partnerships and could receive staff training and support. All grant applicants must have a letter of support from their Local Education Agency (LEA). For more information about the role of schools and school districts, click HERE.
Grants to Spokes/service providers: Students need services now. The goal of the first RFP is to have new/expanded programming in place during 2023-2024 school year. For the first RFP, Spokes/service providers will be eligible for direct grant funding from the CHRC to deliver behavioral health and related services to students and families. Grant funding will be available for all three tiers of the Multi-Tiered System of Supports (MTSS): Tier 1 (universal), Tier 2 (brief/small group), and Tier 3 (individual).
Service providers should submit grant applications to cover activities that are not Medicaid-reimbursable and use grant funds to fill in the “gaps." Grants will be awarded competitively. Grant funding must be supplemental to and may not supplant existing fund for school behavioral health. Grant funds should be used to expand access to services including the following:
For more information about grants to Spokes/service providers, click HERE.
Capacity-building grants for Hubs: Grants may also be provided to build the capacity of existing or new organizations to serve as Partnership Hubs. Hub grants could fund salaries
for dedicated Hub staff. Hub capacity-building grantees will be required to participate in a Technical Assistance program by the National Center, CHRC, and Consortium. The Technical Assistance program will provide support for the following activities: governance, community engagement, partner relations, vision and mission statement development, planning and organizing services and providers, communications, financial planning/budgeting, and data collection, analysis, and utilization. Key deliverables of Hub capacity-building grants include an asset map and needs assessment. Hub applicants must have a letter of support from the LEA.
For more information about capacity-building grants to Hubs, click HERE.