I-FAST Funding Opportunity

This Funding for agency wide training can bring I-FAST to your organization.  We would be happy to answer any questions you may have.

Request for Applications for Funding to Support Expansion of Ohio’s IHBT Service Models

From The Ohio Children's Alliance:


The Child and Adolescent Behavioral Health Center of Excellence (CABH COE) at Case Western Reserve University, in partnership with the Ohio Department of Medicaid (ODM), has released a Request for Applications (RFA) to support start-up, expansion, and maintenance of Ohio’s Intensive Home-Based (IHBT) treatment models for children and youth across the state. Eligible models must meet the Ohio Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services (OhioMHAS) rule requirements and fidelity standards. These models include IHBT, Multisystemic Therapy (MST), Integrated Co-Occurring Treatment (ICT), and Family Centered Treatment (FCT). Intercept ®, Multidimensional Family Therapy (MDFT), Integrative Family and Systems Treatment (I-FAST), and Functional Family Therapy (FFT) are also eligible after being modified to achieve consistency with the Ohio’s IHBT service delivery model.


Behavioral health providers certified by OhioMHAS are eligible to apply. The CABH COE will be providing grant dollars as well as training and technical assistance. Applicants may request funds to create or expand multiple IHBT models in a geographical area AND/OR create and expand models serving multiple geographical locations with multiple teams.


Total funding for all awards combined will not exceed $9,090,909. The number of awards will be determined by the number of applications received and the quality of the proposals. Priority will be given to proposals from providers serving communities where there is currently no Intensive Home-Based Service available. The award period is up to 15 months and will begin retroactively on January 1, 2024. Funds must be spent on program activities completed by March 21, 2025.


The deadline to submit an application is 5:00 p.m. on February 2, 2024. Applications must be submitted electronically as one PDF document and should be submitted to and


A virtual bidders’ conference to review the RFA and answer questions is scheduled for this Friday, January 12, 2024, from 12:00 pm until 1:30 pm via Zoom. Attendance at the bidders’ conference is not mandatory, however after this date, all other questions will be referred to the RFA document. Registration is required. Applicants can register here.


Questions regarding this RFA may be emailed to: Additional information about IHBT in Ohio can be found on the socohio website.

What Is Integrative Family and Systems Treatment (I-FAST)?

The Effectiveness of I-FAST 

Several Research Studies Have Found I-FAST To Be Effective


Agency Empowerment

Cost of Training

For more information see the second page of the brochure below especially regarding options for training in I-FAST