Round 1: Crisis Care Mobile Units Program

The California Department of Health Care Services (DHCS) Crisis Care Mobile Units (CCMU) program provides funding for California county, city, or tribal entity behavioral health authorities to implement new and enhanced CCMUs. The CCMU program integrates funds from two sources:

  • $150 million of state general funds that are part of the Behavioral Health Continuum Infrastructure Program (BHCIP). These funds are available for behavioral health authorities to develop infrastructure that supports mobile crisis units that are not available through other sources.
  • $55 million in DHCS funding from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) through the Coronavirus Response and Relief Supplemental Appropriations Act (CRRSAA)

CCMU has already awarded more than $185 million to 48 behavioral health authorities and 24 tribal entities. The awards are being used to create or enhance 390 mobile crisis response teams throughout California.

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BHCIP Crisis Care Mobile Units Program Infographic

The above graphic illustrates how CCMU grants give communities the flexibility to supplement existing resources (shown as unallowable costs) paid for by other funding streams.

Map of CCMU Awardees

Map of CCMU grantees in California by county.