Round 5: Crisis and Behavioral Health Continuum

The focus of BHCIP Round 5: Crisis and Behavioral Health Continuum was determined, in part, through a statewide needs assessment that identified significant gaps in available crisis services and supported an organized continuum of crisis services to reduce emergency department visits, hospitalizations, and incarceration.

The 33 awardees will apply $430 million to the construction and expansion of crisis and behavioral health facilities statewide, including Behavioral Health/Mental Health Urgent Care walk-in centers with voluntary stabilization-oriented services specific to individuals experiencing behavioral health and/or mental health crisis for less than 24 hours. This community-based option is typically designed to provide an alternative to emergency department visits for urgent medical needs and must focus on serving individuals in need of crisis services, commit to serving Medi-Cal beneficiaries, and offer some or all of the following:

  • Multidisciplinary health assessment;
  • Psychiatric evaluation, diagnosis, and treatment;
  • Crisis stabilization and intervention, mental health counseling, and medication evaluation;
  • Direct referrals for treatment of care;
  • Linkage to community-based solutions; and/or
  • Peer support.

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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.

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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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