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Child & Adolescent Center of Excellence (COE)

Applications now being accepted for Telehealth Credential Support Grants.

The Ohio Children’s Alliance, serving as a subgrantee to Case Western Reserve University, administers a Financial Services Program to reimburse participating Multi-Systemic Therapy (MST) and Functional Family Therapy (FFT) providers.

Providers may utilize FSP funding if youth meet the following criteria:

  1. Are referred to the provider by a Title IV-E Agency​

  2. Are determined by the Title IV-E Agency as a candidate for Family First Prevention Services,

  3. Lack Medicaid coverage​.

In order for the youth to be eligible, the Title IV-E Agency must:

  1. Have the case open as a prevention services case in SACWIS.

  2. Complete the case service for evidence-based practice MST/FFT and link it to the case plan with the status set to provided.

  3. Email a copy of the SACWIS prevention services referral form to the COE.

  4. Keep the case open until MST/FFT services are complete.

The Financial Services Program reimbursement rate for Multi-Systemic Therapy and Functional Family Therapy will mirror the prevailing Ohio Medicaid reimbursement rate for those services. See Reimbursement Rates >

If you are a certified MST or FFT Provider and wish to access this funding you must complete two simple onboarding steps:

  1. Attend a meeting with our Program Coordinator to complete the overview session of the program. You can request the meeting by emailing

  2. Sign a Provider Agreement outlining all details of the program.


Interested in Learning More?

Telemental Health Credential RFA

On behalf of the Child and Adolescent Behavioral Health Center of Excellence (CABH COE), the Ohio Children’s Alliance is proud to announce the release of a Request for Applications (RFA) for Telehealth Credential Support Grants.


Grant funding will go toward eligible community mental health providers earning the Board Certified-TeleMental Health (BC-TMH) credential. Eligible uses of funding are: (1) reimbursement for the costs of training registration (through the New Star Institute) and the credential exam and (2) as an incentive to participate in and complete the credentialing process.  Requested funds per application shall not exceed $1,600.


If interested, please find the budget template and RFA below:

FY23 Telehealth Credential RFA (PDF)

FY23 Telehealth Credential RFA Budget Template (Excel)

FY23 Telehealth Credential RFA Q&A (PDF)

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