The NYC Health Department accepts letters of intent from NYC entities interested in establishing a program licensed by the New York State Office of Mental Health.
In your letter of intent, include the following information:
Agency name and address
Contact person’s name, title, telephone number and email address
Name of the program (if applicable)
Operating certificate number (if applicable)
Proposed project type
Narrative: Provide a brief description of proposed action, identifying the specific location of the proposed program, including ZIP code and community districts, and the anticipated effective date. Include a brief rationale for the proposal, a description of the needs being addressed, the level of readiness for implementation and an approximate caseload or change in caseload (if applicable).
If your organization holds no Office of Mental Health license of any program type but is licensed by another New York State agency, such as the Department of Health, Office of Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Services or the Office for People with Developmental Disabilities, submit the most recently conducted State review of such program.
How to Submit a Letter of Intent for a PAR Application
Prepare the letter on agency letterhead with a date and signature. Submit all correspondence by email to the NYC Health Department at firstname.lastname@example.org, and mail hard copies to New York State Office of Mental Health.
EZ PARs: Address EZ PAR letters of intent to the NYC Health Department and copy the New York State Office of Mental Health NYC Field Office.
Comprehensive PARS: Address Comprehensive PAR letters of intent to the New York State Office of Mental Health NYC Field Office and copy the NYC Health Department.