Community Care Expansion (CCE) Program Grant

The CCE program will provide $805 million in funding for acquisition, construction, and rehabilitation to preserve and expand adult and senior care facilities that serve SSI/SSP and CAPI applicants and
recipients, including those who are experiencing or at risk of homelessness.

CCE Capital Expansion
• Approximately 75 percent of funds ($570 Million) 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. However,
projects that cannot be funded prior to applicable obligation and liquidation deadlines may not be funded. A portion of the CCE budget includes Home and Community-Based Services (HCBS)
funding that must be obligated by December 2023 and liquidated by June 2026, as well as State Fiscal Recovery Funds (SFRF) that must be obligated by June 2024 and liquidated by December
2026. The exact timeline for obligation and liquidation of funds for each funded project will be provided in the grant award announcement

More information can be found on the Joint RFA page.

How to Apply

  1. Review the RFA and all attachments located in the below section.
  2. Read the FAQ before you begin your consultation application.
  3. Visit the Pre-Application Consultations and Technical Assistance page and begin the Pre-Application Process.
  4. Review the Application Guide 
  5. Begin the application for funding with Survey Monkey Apply

CDSS has contracted with Advocates for Human Potential, Inc. (AHP), to implement this project, and AHP will offer technical assistance throughout the course of this grant.

If you have questions, please contact or visit our contact page.

If you previously had an application in the Lendistry portal and would like additional information about your application or switching between the portals, contact the AHP Help Desk.

Use our FAQ search feature to help find topics related to the funding round you are pursuing.

CCE Preservation Funds
Approximately 25 percent of the funds have been made available to preserve settings that currently serve the target populations, including $55 million for Operating Subsidy Payment funds for existing licensed facilities, including but not limited to those facilities that may also receive Capital Project funds to preserve facilities in need of critical repairs or required upgrades. Both funds aim to prevent facility closure, which could result in exits to homelessness. These funds were provided to counties through a direct-to-county allocation process that was announced separately from this joint RFA. Future direct-to-tribe funding opportunities will be announced here soon. 

More information can be found on the Preservation Program page.  

Watch the 6/17 CCE NOFA Informational Webinar
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Forms & Templates for CCE Grantees

Visit the Grantee Resource Library

Sample CDSS Community Care Expansion (CCE) Standard Agreement

    • CCE applicants will be expected to enter into a Standard Agreement to receive program funds. A sample of the Standard Agreement is provided here.
    • Disclaimer: The Standard Agreement posted here is a sample only. Terms and conditions are subject to change. We disclaim all liability and responsibility arising from any reliance placed on such materials.

News & Events for CCE Grantees

BHCIP and CCE Program Update Released

A program update of the Behavioral Health Continuum Infrastructure Program (BHCIP) and Community Care Expansion (CCE) Program was published on 1/05/22 to provide supplemental information on the upcoming release of the joint Request for Applications (RFA) for BHCIP...

Community Care Expansion Program – News Release

The California Department of Social Services (CDSS) announced that 12 organizations funding 14 projects were awarded a total of $106.5 million in grants to create more residential care options for seniors and adults with disabilities, including people at risk of or experiencing homelessness. A total of 504 beds or units will be created with these funds. 

This new investment follows $47 million that was awarded to five organizations in August 2022, and $53 million that was awarded to twelve organizations in October 2022

Community Care Expansion Preservation – Grant Update

The California Department of Social Services (CDSS) is pleased to announce that award letters have been issued for over $186 million in funds for the Community Care Expansion (CCE) Preservation program, with funds awarded to 34 participating counties.

The CCE Preservation funds will be used by participating counties to preserve existing licensed residential adult and senior care facilities currently serving applicants or recipients of Supplemental Security Income/State Supplementary Payment (SSI/SSP) or Cash Assistance Program for Immigrants (CAPI), including those who are experiencing or at risk of homelessness.

Community Care Expansion Program – Capital Expansion Grant Outreach

The California Department of Social Services (CDSS) is in the process of reviewing applications received to date for its Community Care Expansion (CCE) program Capital Expansion funds. Together with Advocates for Human Potential, Inc. (AHP), the CCE thirdparty administrator, CDSS looks forward to beginning the awards process soon.

As the review process continues, CDSS and AHP will begin reaching out to Capital Expansion applicants by email, as needed, to clarify components of the application and/or request additional documentation related to the CCE project. Applicants that receive a request for clarification are encouraged to review the information promptly and contact with any questions.

Community Care Expansion Program – Capital Expansion Grant Update

California is making significant investments in supporting seniors and adults with disabilities to live safely in the community. Earlier this year, the California Department of Social Services announced $805 million available through its Community Care Expansion Program to fund the acquisition, construction and rehabilitation of residential adult and senior care settings that serve applicants and recipients of SSI/SSP and CAPI, including people at risk of or experiencing homelessness.

Important Update: New Application Portal

The new CCE Capital Expansions grant application portal launched Monday, June 13, 2022.  Visit the new application portal here: CCE Capital Expansion – Advocates for Human Potential (

The Lendistry application portal closed on June 17th at 5PM. If you were not able to submit, you will need to begin a new application.

Contact the AHP Help Desk if you need assistance.

An Application Guide will be available soon.

Unmet Need: Interactive Map

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