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Continuum funding!

Important Funding Round Update:

The due date for applications for Behavioral Health Continuum Infrastructure Program (BHCIP) Round 5: Crisis and Behavioral Health Continuum funding has been extended. The new submission deadline is Monday, February 13, 2023, at 11:59 p.m. PST. 

In addition, the date to request a required pre-application consultation is now Friday, January 13, 2023. Pre-application consultations may be scheduled up to January 30, 2023; however, the pre-application consultation survey to request an appointment must be submitted no later than January 13, 2023. Please submit the required survey here 

This round is dedicated to projects that address significant crisis care gaps in California’s behavioral health (mental health and substance use disorder [SUD]) infrastructure, with consideration for funding priority to those that provide crisis services to individuals in need.

Eligible applicants include counties, cities, tribal entities (including 638s and urban clinics), nonprofit organizations, and for-profit organizations, including private real estate developers, whose projects reflect the state’s priorities and serve the targeted population.

Visit the Crisis and Behavioral Health Continuum grant page to learn more, including information on how to complete the required pre-application consultation survey, links to apply, deadlines, and background resources.

You’ll find information on current and future funding opportunities, as well as previous funding rounds, below.

California Tribes and Tribal entities are invited to apply for the BHCIP Round 1: CCMU Tribal Crisis and Non-Crisis Vehicle Funding RFA!

California Tribes and Tribal entities (as defined in Section 1603 of Title 25 of the US Code) may apply for funds to purchase and maintain vehicles to provide mobile crisis and noncrisis behavioral health services through a simple application process.  Click HERE to learn more!

OPEN FUNDING ROUNDS

BHCIP Round 1: CCMU Tribal Crisis and Non-Crisis Vehicle Funding RFA

New! California tribes and tribal entities (as defined in Section 1603 of Title 25 of the US Code) may apply for funds to purchase and maintain vehicles to provide mobile crisis and noncrisis behavioral health services through a simple application process.  Click HERE to learn more!

Round 5: Crisis and Behavioral Health Continuum

Eligible applicants for BHCIP Round 5: Crisis and Behavioral Health Continuum funds include counties, cities, tribal entities (including 638s and urban clinics), nonprofit organizations, for-profit organizations, and other for-profit organizations, including private real estate developers, whose projects reflect the state’s priorities and serve the targeted population. In the interest of encouraging innovative projects that take both local and regional approaches, eligible entities are invited to apply independently or with partners or co-applicants.

For more information and to view the RFA, please visit the Round 5 page. 

Preservation NOFA
The Preservation Program is one part of the total $805 million CCE program, which was established through Assembly Bill (AB) 172 (Chapter 696, Statutes of 2021). Funds will be allocated to county governments through a non-competitive award process. Information about specific allocation amounts available, broken down by county, is provided in the NOFA.

Read more about the NOFA.

CCE Capital Expansion (Joint RFA)
Approximately 75 percent of funds ($570 Million) for the CCE Program Grant will be made available for capital expansion projects, including acquisition, construction, and rehabilitation of residential care settings.
Grantees may be approved to use a portion of these funds to establish a capitalized operating subsidy reserve (COSR) for these projects, available for use for up to 5 years.

Applications for CCE Capital Expansion project funding will be accepted on a project-by-project basis through this joint RFA and funded on a rolling basis until funds are exhausted.

More information on how to apply for Capital Expansion funds can be found on the Joint RFA page.

Learn more about the CCE Program Grant here.

FUTURE FUNDING OPPORTUNITIES

Round 6: Outstanding Needs Remaining After Rounds 3 Through 5

Round 6: |  RFA Release: 2024.

The focus of this round of BHCIP funding will be to address gaps and needs as identified in a statewide needs assessment. 

To stay informed on Round 6 and other BHCIP funding opportunities, join the mailing list.

CLOSED FUNDING ROUNDS

Crisis Care Mobile Units (CCMU) Program
The Crisis Care Mobile Units (CCMU) program grants were awarded to California county, city, or tribal entity behavioral health authorities to implement or expand Crisis Care Mobile Units (CCMUs).

Utilizing funding received from BHCIP and the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) through the Coronavirus Response and Relief Appropriations Act (CRRSAA), the CCMU Program provides funding for infrastructure and some limited direct services to expand mobile behavioral health crisis services.

Learn more on the CCMU Grant page.

Round 2: Behavioral Health County Tribal Planning Grant
Behavioral Health County and Tribal Planning grants were awarded to California county, tribes, or tribal entity behavioral health authorities to plan for expansion of behavioral health infrastructure capacity, targeting state-level priorities. Learn more on the Round 2 Grant page.
Round 3: Launch Ready (Joint RFA)

DHCS is awarding BHCIP Round 3 Launch Ready grants to:

  • counties, cities, tribal entities (including 638s and urban clinics)
  • nonprofit organizations, for-profit organizations
  • other private organizations, including private real estate developers

To expand community capacity for serving the behavioral health (mental health and substance use disorder/SUD) population and must make a commitment to serve Medi-Cal beneficiaries.

Learn more about Launch Ready here.

Round 4: Children and Youth

DHCS will award BHCIP Round 4: Children and Youth grants to expand community capacity for serving the behavioral health (mental health and substance use disorder/SUD) needs of Californians ages 25 and younger, including pregnant and postpartum women and their children, and transition-age youth, along with their families. Successful applicants must make a commitment to serve Medi-Cal beneficiaries.

Eligible entitles include:

  • Counties, cities, tribal entities (including 638s and urban clinics)
  • Nonprofit organizations, for-profit organizations
  • Other private organizations, including private real estate developers

More information regarding funding for Round 4: Children and Youth, including the RFA, application instructions, and links to apply, can be found on the Children and Youth Grant webpage.

BHCIP AND CCE JOINT RFA

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