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 […]
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 […]
Yes, required letters of support will be acceptable using DocuSign. Please note that the signature date must be current and clearly visible.
Can a for-profit entity (private developer) be the lead applicant and still be eligible for the 10% match threshold if they execute a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with a nonprofit public benefit company service provider partner, or do the two have to be co-applicants (for-profit and nonprofit)?
“Only nonprofit entities are entitled to the 10 percent match. To meet the 10 percent match requirement, either the applicant or the co-applicant must be a nonprofit company. If a […]
Are sobering centers funded under the Drug Medi-Cal Organized Delivery System (DMC-ODS) and/or Community Supports?
When sobering centers are identified as an eligible facility type for BHCIP funding, the sobering center must also be connected to the DMC-ODS and/or Community Supports. The Community Support services […]
“The applicant is aware of the fund expended deadline; however, their project is massive and will take several years after the state’s deadline to complete. They have multiple funding sources available and would like to know the following. Will the state fund a project that will not be completed by 2026-27 deadline? *This project is in Central Coast – with the least amount of grant applications.”
It is understood that some projects will continue construction after Dec 31, 2026. This is allowable. The goal of the Sponsor in these cases should be to expend BHCIP funds […]
Can non built-in furnishings (such as desks, tables, and chairs) be included in the Behavioral Health Continuum Infrastructure Program (BHCIP) budget?
“BHCIP does not fund non built-in furnishings. Non-built-in furnishings are considered FFEs, which are items that are not permanently affixed to a building and are consequently easily removable from their […]
Are furniture, fixtures, and equipment (FFE) covered by these Behavioral Health Continuum Infrastructure Program (BHCIP) grants?
FFE is not an allowable expense through the BHCIP funding grants. FFEs are items that are not permanently affixed to a building and are consequently easily removable from their respective […]
Please refer to the ASAM Treatment Criteria to determine the appropriate level of care across the behavioral health continuum. https://www.asam.org/asam-criteria/about-the-asam-criteria
Form 5: Applicant’s Certification of Prevailing Wage states that the applicant must be registered with the California Department of Industrial Relations. What registration is required?
In order for a general construction company to bid the project, the general contractor must be registered with the Department of Industrial Relations (DIR). Upon execution of the grant program […]