Round 5: Crisis and Behavioral Health Continuum

The California Department of Health Care Services (DHCS) is pleased to announce the awarding of Behavioral Health Continuum Infrastructure Program (BHCIP) Round 5: Crisis and Behavioral Health Continuum grants. For information about the 33 conditional awardees, including facility and regional capacities and awards by count, visit the data dashboard using the link below.

This round will fund $430,000,000 in projects and expand crisis and behavioral health (mental health and substance use disorder) infrastructure across the state. The focus of this round of 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.

Information About Round 5

Forms & Templates for Round 5 Grantees

Download quarterly invoice template and instructions (link coming soon)
Download quarterly report template (link coming soon)
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BHCIP Round 5 Sample Program Funding Agreement
DISCLAIMER: This sample BHCIP Round 5: Crisis and Behavioral Health Continuum is a sample only. The content presented in the Sample Agreement is made available solely for general informational purposes.  The Sample Agreement is intended to enable potential applicants and grantees to familiarize themselves with general BHCIP funding terms and conditions. The terms and conditions of the Sample Agreement are subject to change to reflect the specific requirements of each grantee’s project and round of BHCIP funding. We do not warrant this information’s accuracy, completeness, or usefulness. Any reliance you place on such information is strictly at your own risk. We disclaim all liability and responsibility arising from any reliance placed on such materials by you or any other user of the Sample Agreement, or by anyone who may be informed of any of its contents.

We may update the content in this Sample Agreement from time to time, but its content is not necessarily complete or up to date.  Any material in the Sample Agreement may be out of date at any given time, and we are under no obligation to update such material.

Real Estate Development TA Resource Library

Click here to view technical assistance resources for grantees and applicants.

This includes videos and guides relating to real estate planning and development.

Round 5: Crisis and Behavioral Health Continuum Native American Programs and Tribal Informational Webinar

California tribal 638 clinics, Native American agencies, and urban-Indian clinics were invited to attend a Native American-specific BHCIP Round 5: Crisis and Behavioral Health Continuum informational webinar on Wednesday, November 16, 2022, from 2:00-3:00 p.m. In addition to providing general information related to BHCIP Round 5: Crisis and Behavioral Health Continuum, including eligibility and application information and tribal set-asides, the webinar focused on specific Native American and tribal concerns.

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Round 5: Crisis and Behavioral Health Continuum Informational Webinar

All prospective applicants were invited to join DHCS and Advocates for Human Potential (AHP), the BHCIP administrative entity, for an informational webinar on November 2, 2022, from 2:00-3:30 p.m. PT. The webinar reviewed this funding opportunity for crisis and other behavioral health services infrastructure projects.  

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Round 5: Crisis and Behavioral Health Continuum Listening Session

A listening session open to all potential applicants to Round 5: Crisis and Behavioral Health Continuum was held August 4, 2022, to gather information from stakeholders. Information and policy questions specific to this round of funding were presented, and written and verbal responses were collected for an online list of Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ). 

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Listening Session Themes Report

BHCIP Round 5 Program Update Released

A program update of the Behavioral Health Continuum Infrastructure Program (BHCIP) was published on September 30, 2022, to provide supplemental information on the upcoming release...