Improving California’s Infrastructure
CalHHS infrastructure funding, alongside significant new state and federal investments in homelessness, healthcare delivery reform, and the social safety net, will address historic gaps in the behavioral health and long-term care continuum to meet growing demand for services and supports across the lifespan.
These investments will ensure care can be provided in the least restrictive settings by creating a wide range of options including outpatient alternatives, urgent care, peer respite, wellness centers, and social rehabilitation models. A variety of care placements can provide a vital off-ramp from intensive behavioral health service settings and transition individuals, including the most vulnerable and those experiencing homelessness, to community living. Investing in adult and senior care facilities will divert SSI/SSP recipients from homelessness as a key part of the state’s strategic multi-agency approach to increase housing options for seniors and people with disabilities.
DHCS was authorized through 2021 legislation to establish BHCIP and award $2.2 billion to construct, acquire, and expand properties and invest in mobile crisis infrastructure related to behavioral health. In partnership with Advocates for Human Potential, Inc. (AHP), DHCS is releasing these funds through six grant rounds targeting various gaps in the state’s behavioral health facility infrastructure.
The Community Care Expansion (CCE) program was established by Assembly Bill (AB) 172 (Chapter 696, of Statutes 2021)and provides funding for acquisition, construction, and rehabilitation to preserve and expand adult and senior care facilities that serve Social Security Income (SSI) applicants and recipients, including those who are homeless or at risk of homelessness. More information about the CCE program can be found here.