Ohio Children’s Alliance Announces Infant and Early Childhood Mental Health Credential RFA

The Ohio Children’s Alliance has announced the release of a Request for Applications (RFA) for the purpose of providing access to crucial development opportunities for behavioral health professionals, enabling the obtainment the Ohio Infant Mental Health credential and/or the Ohio Early Childhood Mental Health credential.


The $2 million opportunity, made possible by the Ohio Child Care Resource and Referral Association (OCCRRA) and the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services (ODJFS), will provide selected applicants with funding to offset lost productivity while staff attend trainings toward credential obtainment, and as retention incentives for organizations who have staff obtain the credential(s).

Applications are open to Ohio Mental Health and Addiction Services (OhioMHAS) certified community behavioral health organizations to support their staff in obtaining the Ohio Infant Mental Health and/or the Ohio Early Childhood Mental Health credential.


The goal of these credentials is to provide behavioral health professionals with skills and core competencies that support the social-emotional needs of infants and young children in developmentally appropriate ways.


The window to apply for this opportunity will remain open until May 11. You may find the RFA application here.


Questions regarding this opportunity can be directed to IECMH-RFA@ohiochildrensalliance.org.