Health and Nutrition

Contractor shall operate Mobile Crisis Outreach Teams (MCOT) that shall provide field-based crisis outreach services to individuals of all ages in LAC experiencing a mental health crisis event. Contractor shall follow protocols, policies, and procedures established by LAC – DMH for dispatching and engagement of mobile crisis services. MCOT Services shall be available during hours outlined in the Description of Services.

  • MCOT Services shall be provided where individuals in crisis are comfortable (school, home, workplace, etc.).
  • MCOT Services shall be appropriate and supportive and shall, whenever possible, reduce law enforcement involvement, reduce the use of Emergency Department (ED) admissions, and provide crisis stabilization to avoid unnecessary hospitalizations and reduce further trauma to clients and family; When crisis stabilization is not possible, MCOT shall, whenever possible, transport individuals in crisis to the least restrictive setting, including Mental Health Urgent Care Centers (UCC); When transportation by MCOT is not possible, MCOT will follow all DMH transportation policy and procedures.
  • MCOT shall develop a safety plan with individuals in crisis when a crisis is managed in-person and in place; and
  • MCOT shall have an On-Duty Clinician available for consultation during all shifts
Eligible Entities
Academic Institutions, K-12 School Districts, K-12 Schools, Local Public Agencies, Native American Tribes, Nonprofit Organizations, Private Corporations
Due Date
May 30, 2022
Due Date Notes

Due date: 5/30/2022 by 12:00 pm

Max Award
Match Required?
Los Angeles County Department of Mental Health
Total Amount Available for All Grants
Competition Notes

The maximum number of possible points will be awarded to the lowest cost proposal. All other proposals will be compared to the lowest cost and points awarded accordingly.

The proposed Contract term is for two years, from July 1, 2022 through June 30, 2024.

The program will be reimbursed based on per minute units of mental health services multiplied by the contract providers provisional/interim per minute rates. The final reimbursement of actual cost will be determined during a settlement process with the State.

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