DHSChild and Youth Mental Health Service Redesign Demonstration Projects
6.2 Selection process
The selection process will be managed by the Operations Branch of the Mental Health and Drugs Division.
It is envisaged that the Mental Health Inter-Departmental Committee overseeing the development of the Mental Health Reform Strategy within government may nominate representatives to participate on the selection panel.
Submissions will be evaluated against the indicated criteria. An initial evaluation may be used to short-list submissions.
Following short-listing, one or more consortia may be approached to meet with the evaluation panel to provide clarification or further information.
All consortia will be advised in writing of the final outcome of the submissions process, including the identity of the successful consortia.
Submissions will be initially scored against the following scale:
Exceeds all aspects of the selection criterion
Exceeds some aspects (and meets all other aspects) of the selection criterion
Meets the selection criterion
Fails some aspects of the selection criterion
Fails all aspects of the selection criterion.
6.4 Service development grants
Consortia that are unsuccessful in obtaining a demonstration project but are assessed as having significant potential for furthering the mental health reform agenda may be considered for a one-off Service Development Grant. In order to maximise equity across the sector, consortia whose submission for a demonstration project was successful, will be deemed ineligible for a Service Development Grant.
Services interested in also submitting for a service development grant should indicate this interest in their submission. Consortia awarded a service development grant will be asked to develop and submit a work plan to the Operations Branch of the Mental Health and Drugs Division in due course as the basis for funding and contracting.
Timelines for service development grants are as for demonstration project submissions.
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