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Ann Marie T. Sullivan, M.D., Acting Commissioner
Governor Andrew M. Cuomo

Aid to Localities Spending Plan Guidelines

The Aid to Localities Spending Plan Allocation Guidelines is a compendium of the rules that govern the expenditure of Aid to Localities funds whether allocated through a State aid letter to a county or through a direct contract with the Office of Mental Health (OMH). OMH issues a new version of the guidelines for each State fiscal year. They take effect in New York City on July 1 of that year and in Upstate and Long Island on January 1 of the following calendar year. They remain in effect until such time as a new issuance occurs.

You may obtain a printed copy of the Guidelines by contacting the Bureau of Community Budget and Financial Management Group, by telephone at (518) 474-5968 or by e-mail. The requestor is responsible for the cost associated with printing the Guidelines.

Comments or questions about the Aid to Localities Spending Plan Allocation Guidelines may be addressed to the Field Office for budget issues and the Claims Unit for claiming and payment issues.

Region Field Office Contact Person Telephone Number
Western Christopher Marcello (716) 533-4073
Central William Baird (315) 426-3932
Hudson River William Porter (845) 454-8229
New York City Joseph Maloney (212) 330-6370
Long Island Michael Katz (518) 473-9593
Function Claims Unit Contact Person Telephone Number
Contracts Thomas O'Connor (518) 473-7885
Payments Susan Penn (518) 473-7885
Closeouts Thomas O'Connor (518) 473-7885

To view the Guidelines that apply to a particular county, click on Approval Letter below and then select the desired County, or to view the Guidelines that apply to a particular Direct Contract, click on Direct Contract below and then select the desired Contract.

Approval Letter              Direct Contract

Unless otherwise specified in an Office of Mental Health (OMH) funding source packet, the Fiscal Policy Control Points outlined in the Aid-to-Localities Fiscal Contracting Guidelines apply to all direct contract and subcontract agencies that receive Aid to Localities funds from the Office of Mental Health. If there is no specific funding source packet for a funding source listed on your contract summary (e.g. 162 Geriatric Mental Health Act, 164 Suicide Prevention) the fiscal policy control points in the Aid-to-Localities Fiscal Contracting Guidelines will apply to that funding source.

Comments or questions about the information on this page can be directed to the Community Budget & Financial Management (CBFM) Group.