Governor Newsom Announces $430 Million in BHCIP Round 5: Crisis and Behavioral Health Continuum Grants

Governor Gavin Newsom today announced $430 million in awards for 33 projects to improve California’s crisis and behavioral health infrastructure. This essential funding provides grants to construct and expand facilities providing crisis and behavioral health (mental health and substance use disorder) services to vulnerable Californians of all ages, including those who are Medi-Cal beneficiaries. The focus of this round of Behavioral Health Continuum Infrastructure Program (BHCIP) funding was determined in part by the statewide needs assessment that identified significant gaps in the availability of crisis services and supported an organized continuum of crisis services to reduce emergency department visits, hospitalizations, and incarceration.