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Agency Web Site: https://www.oasas.ny.gov/Link to External Website

Mission

The mission of the Office of Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Services (OASAS) is to improve the lives of all New Yorkers by leading a comprehensive premier system of addiction services for prevention, treatment, and recovery.

Organization and Staffing

The Executive Budget recommends a total workforce of 737 FTEs, unchanged from FY 2019. OASAS is responsible for planning, developing and regulating the State's system of substance use disorder (SUD) and gambling treatment and prevention programs. As part of this mission, OASAS certifies, funds and supervises over 1,600 local government and community-based programs and operates 12 State Addiction Treatment Centers (ATCs).

Budget Highlights

The FY 2020 Executive Budget recommends $802 million in All Funds appropriations, including $574 million for Aid to Localities, $138 million for State Operations and $90 million for Capital Projects. This represents a decrease of $6 million from FY 2019, mainly due to the expiration of legislative one-time appropriations.

The Executive Budget provides over $200 million for OASAS to address the heroin and opioid crisis to continue to enhance prevention, treatment, and recovery programs targeted toward chemical dependency, residential service opportunities, and public awareness and education activities. The Budget supports the following:

  • Residential Treatment Beds. In FY 2019, the State will complete its efforts to add nearly 200 new residential beds. These new beds are integral for ensuring widespread service availability for those in need of residential care. An additional 260 beds are in capital development and are expected to open over three fiscal years;
  • Opioid Treatment Program (OTP) Slots. The Budget fully funds over 1,200 new OTP slots added in FY 2019. These programs will provide individuals with the medications they need, including buprenorphine, to help with the State’s whole-patient approach to services and care;
  • Prison and Jail Based Substance Use Disorder Services. The Budget continues $3.75M in funding to support medication-assisted treatment (MAT) in local jails and leverages federal funds to expand MAT to three additional DOCCS facilities. These effective programs will support inmates in recovery and link them to community-based services prior to their release, increasing their chances of success and reducing recidivism; and
  • Substance Use Disorder and Mental Health Ombudsman. The Budget makes permanent $1.5M in funding to support the newly created ombudsman, a joint program between OASAS and OMH, which helps individuals and their families navigate the behavioral health care system to ensure people have access to necessary care and services. The ombudsman program also helps resolve issues when care has been delayed or denied.

For more information on this agency's budget recommendations located in the Executive Budget Briefing Book, click on the following link:

Program Highlights

New York State has one of the nation's largest addiction services systems. OASAS offers a wide range of services, which fall into the following three main categories:

  • Prevention: Prevention services seek to prevent substance use and abuse and compulsive gambling in individuals, families and communities. Prevention services include education, environmental strategies, community capacity building, positive alternatives, and information dissemination. These services are delivered by approximately 160 providers in a variety of settings, including schools and community-based organizations, reaching approximately 454,000 youth annually;
  • Treatment: Treatment programs consist of various clinically appropriate services, including crisis, residential, outpatient and OTPs, for individuals with problem gambling or SUDs. Treatment includes individual and group counseling, MAT, educational services, case management, vocational assessment, and training for job skills, employment readiness, parenting, personal, and social and community living skills; and
  • Recovery: Recovery programs assist individuals in recovery with emotional, informational, and social support services to help initiate and sustain recovery from SUDs, as well as provide support to family members. Services are provided through Recovery Community Centers, Youth Clubhouses, and Permanent Supported Housing.
ALL FUNDS
APPROPRIATIONS
(dollars)
Category Available
FY 2019
Appropriations
Recommended
FY 2020
Change From
FY 2019
Reappropriations
Recommended
FY 2020
State Operations 135,359,000 138,287,000 2,928,000 3,685,000
Aid To Localities 573,405,000 574,051,000 646,000 126,670,000
Capital Projects 100,000,000 90,000,000 (10,000,000) 531,553,000
Total 808,764,000 802,338,000 (6,426,000) 661,908,000

ALL FUND TYPES
PROJECTED LEVELS OF EMPLOYMENT BY PROGRAM
FILLED ANNUAL SALARIED POSITIONS
Program FY 2019
Estimated FTEs
03/31/19
FY 2020
Estimated FTEs
03/31/20
FTE Change
Community Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Facilities (CCP)
Capital Projects Funds - Other 15 15 0
Executive Direction
General Fund 282 282 0
Institutional Services
General Fund 440 440 0
Total 737 737 0

STATE OPERATIONS
ALL FUNDS FINANCIAL REQUIREMENTS BY FUND TYPE
APPROPRIATIONS
(dollars)
Fund Type Available
FY 2019
Recommended
FY 2020
Change
General Fund 121,719,000 124,647,000 2,928,000
Special Revenue Funds - Federal 7,010,000 7,010,000 0
Special Revenue Funds - Other 6,630,000 6,630,000 0
Total 135,359,000 138,287,000 2,928,000
Adjustments:
Transfer(s) To
Civil Service, Department of
General Fund 113,000
Appropriated FY 2019 135,472,000

STATE OPERATIONS
ALL FUNDS FINANCIAL REQUIREMENTS BY PROGRAM
APPROPRIATIONS
(dollars)
Program Available
FY 2019
Recommended
FY 2020
Change
Executive Direction
General Fund 49,432,000 50,765,000 1,333,000
Special Revenue Funds - Federal 5,800,000 5,800,000 0
Special Revenue Funds - Other 6,630,000 6,630,000 0
Institutional Services
General Fund 72,287,000 73,882,000 1,595,000
Special Revenue Funds - Federal 1,210,000 1,210,000 0
Total 135,359,000 138,287,000 2,928,000

STATE OPERATIONS - GENERAL FUND
SUMMARY OF PERSONAL SERVICE APPROPRIATIONS AND CHANGES
FY 2020 RECOMMENDED
(dollars)
Program Total Personal Service Regular
(Annual Salaried)
Amount Change Amount Change
Executive Direction 24,300,000 678,000 24,264,000 677,000
Institutional Services 36,745,000 626,000 33,765,000 575,000
Total 61,045,000 1,304,000 58,029,000 1,252,000
STATE OPERATIONS - GENERAL FUND
SUMMARY OF PERSONAL SERVICE APPROPRIATIONS AND CHANGES
FY 2020 RECOMMENDED CONTINUED
(dollars)
Program Temporary Service
(Nonannual Salaried)
Holiday/Overtime Pay
Amount Change Amount Change
Executive Direction 0 0 36,000 1,000
Institutional Services 825,000 14,000 2,155,000 37,000
Total 825,000 14,000 2,191,000 38,000

STATE OPERATIONS - GENERAL FUND
SUMMARY OF NONPERSONAL SERVICE AND MAINTENANCE UNDISTRIBUTED
APPROPRIATIONS AND CHANGES
FY 2020 RECOMMENDED
(dollars)
Program Total Supplies and Materials
Amount Change Amount Change
Executive Direction 26,465,000 655,000 373,000 28,000
Institutional Services 37,137,000 969,000 5,980,000 410,000
Total 63,602,000 1,624,000 6,353,000 438,000
STATE OPERATIONS - GENERAL FUND
SUMMARY OF NONPERSONAL SERVICE AND MAINTENANCE UNDISTRIBUTED
APPROPRIATIONS AND CHANGES
FY 2020 RECOMMENDED CONTINUED
(dollars)
Program Travel Contractual Services
Amount Change Amount Change
Executive Direction 575,000 44,000 7,575,000 574,000
Institutional Services 74,000 5,000 7,712,000 530,000
Total 649,000 49,000 15,287,000 1,104,000
STATE OPERATIONS - GENERAL FUND
SUMMARY OF NONPERSONAL SERVICE AND MAINTENANCE UNDISTRIBUTED
APPROPRIATIONS AND CHANGES
FY 2020 RECOMMENDED CONTINUED
(dollars)
Program Equipment General State Charges
Amount Change Amount Change
Executive Direction 121,000 9,000 16,756,000 0
Institutional Services 353,000 24,000 22,021,000 0
Total 474,000 33,000 38,777,000 0
STATE OPERATIONS - GENERAL FUND
SUMMARY OF NONPERSONAL SERVICE AND MAINTENANCE UNDISTRIBUTED
APPROPRIATIONS AND CHANGES
FY 2020 RECOMMENDED CONTINUED
(dollars)
Program Special Departmental Charges
Amount Change
Executive Direction 1,065,000 0
Institutional Services 997,000 0
Total 2,062,000 0

STATE OPERATIONS - OTHER THAN GENERAL FUND
SUMMARY OF APPROPRIATIONS AND CHANGES
FY 2020 RECOMMENDED
(dollars)
Program Total Personal Service
Amount Change Amount Change
Executive Direction 12,430,000 0 2,519,000 (11,000)
Institutional Services 1,210,000 0 516,000 (2,000)
Total 13,640,000 0 3,035,000 (13,000)
STATE OPERATIONS - OTHER THAN GENERAL FUND
SUMMARY OF APPROPRIATIONS AND CHANGES
FY 2020 RECOMMENDED CONTINUED
(dollars)
Program Nonpersonal Service
Amount Change
Executive Direction 9,911,000 11,000
Institutional Services 694,000 2,000
Total 10,605,000 13,000

AID TO LOCALITIES
ALL FUNDS FINANCIAL REQUIREMENTS BY FUND TYPE
APPROPRIATIONS
(dollars)
Fund Type Available
FY 2019
Recommended
FY 2020
Change
General Fund 417,232,000 417,878,000 646,000
Special Revenue Funds - Federal 145,160,000 145,160,000 0
Special Revenue Funds - Other 11,013,000 11,013,000 0
Total 573,405,000 574,051,000 646,000

AID TO LOCALITIES
ALL FUNDS FINANCIAL REQUIREMENTS BY PROGRAM
APPROPRIATIONS
(dollars)
Program Available
FY 2019
Recommended
FY 2020
Change
Community Treatment Services Program
General Fund 341,389,000 314,152,000 (27,237,000)
Special Revenue Funds - Federal 116,160,000 116,160,000 0
Prevention and Program Support
General Fund 75,843,000 103,726,000 27,883,000
Special Revenue Funds - Federal 29,000,000 29,000,000 0
Special Revenue Funds - Other 11,013,000 11,013,000 0
Total 573,405,000 574,051,000 646,000

CAPITAL PROJECTS
ALL FUNDS FINANCIAL REQUIREMENTS BY PROGRAM
APPROPRIATIONS
(dollars)
Comprehensive Construction Program Available
FY 2019
Recommended
FY 2020
Change Reappropriations
FY 2020
Community Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Facilities
Capital Projects Fund 4,000,000 4,000,000 0 26,465,000
MH Capital Improvements - Authority Bonds 75,000,000 65,000,000 (10,000,000) 433,237,000
Design and Construction Supervision
Capital Projects Fund 5,000,000 5,000,000 0 11,255,000
MH Capital Improvements - Authority Bonds 1,000,000 1,000,000 0 823,000
Facilities Maintenance and Operations
Capital Projects Fund 3,000,000 3,000,000 0 2,193,000
Institutional Services Program
Capital Projects Fund 1,000,000 1,000,000 0 7,616,000
MH Capital Improvements - Authority Bonds 10,000,000 10,000,000 0 49,964,000
Non-Bondable Projects
Capital Projects Fund 1,000,000 1,000,000 0 0
Total 100,000,000 90,000,000 (10,000,000) 531,553,000

Note: Most recent estimates as of 1/15/2019

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