BHCIP: Frequently Asked Questions
Featured Questions and How to Use the FAQ
Questions and answers are grouped by funding opportunity. All responses are labeled either BHCIP, Joint RFA, or Children & Youth. This compilation is updated periodically.
For more information on the CCE program, including FAQs, please visit the program website.
Joint RFA FAQ
Children & Youth FAQ
Crisis and Behavioral Health Continuum FAQ
BHCIP Launch Ready Questions
In order to fully execute a BHCIP Program Funding Agreement (PFA), how do we proceed when the awarded project only pertains to a portion of the existing property/structure in place?
BHCIP PFAs require execution of a Declaration of Restrictions (DoR) and Performance Deed of Trust (PDoT) before a sponsor can begin to draw down awarded grant funds. The DoR and PDoT will encumber the entire property where the BHCIP project is located. The following...
Applicants should consult with their legal counsel and applicable local agencies regarding the California Welfare and Institutions Code section 5960.3(a)(b)(c). DHCS is not responsible for determining whether an awardee qualifies for CEQA exemption. As per the program...
Upon successful execution of Program Funding Agreement, and all required documents and certifications, AHP shall disburse the Program Funds to the Sponsor for the amount of any reasonable, actual, and documented Project specific fees and expenses incurred by the...
No. Correctional settings are not eligible for funding under either BHCIP Round 3: Launch Ready or CCE Capital Expansion funding.
If we are including the costs of property acquisition in our budget, do we need to provide a certified appraisal of the property at this time? Who pays for the certified appraisal?
A certified appraisal of the property is required at the time of the award application if you are using land as the source of your match or if you are acquiring a new property. The certified appraisal must be provided before the grant award is finalized. The cost of...
DHCS received a total of 148 applications requesting more than $2 billion in Round 3: Launch Ready funding before the Part 1 deadline and will share award announcements in June. DHCS has closed the application portal for Round 3 due to the response received in Part 1....
Will AHP be providing feedback to applicants on their BHCIP Round 3 part 1 applications? If so, what is the timeline for providing feedback?
Unfortunately, we are not able to provide individual feedback on applications.
Match in the form of cash and in-kind contributions—such as equity amount in land and existing structures—to the real costs previously incurred by the project will be allowed. Cash is the strongest form of match. The state must approve all match sources. Cash match...
Are facilities that provide Short-Doyle mental health services eligible for BHCIP funding? Our facility serves individuals who may not be able to be on Medi-Cal because of immigration status, for example.
Please ensure your facility is on the list of eligible facilities listed in the RFA. Eligible facilities must also provide behavioral health Medi-Cal services and have a contract with their county. Counties and providers currently utilize the Short-Doyle data system...
In preparation for the pre-application consultation, you will be asked to complete a survey that will allow your designated implementation specialist to help determine whether your project is launch ready.