Round 4: Children and Youth
The California Department of Health Care Services (DHCS) is pleased to announce the release of BHCIP Round 4: Children and Youth.
For information about the 54 BHCIP Round 4: Children and Youth awardees, including facility and regional capacity and awards by count, visit the data dashboard using the link below.
View the Round 4 Data Dashboard
This round will fund $480.5 million in projects that will expand the behavioral health continuum of treatment and service resources in settings that serve Californians ages 25 and younger, including pregnant and postpartum women and their children, and transition-age youth, along with their families.
Eligible applicants for BHCIP Round 4: Children and Youth funds include counties, cities, tribal entities (including 638s and urban clinics), nonprofit organizations, for-profit organizations, and other for-profit organizations, including private real estate developers, whose projects reflect the state’s priorities and serve the targeted population. In the interest of encouraging innovative projects that take both local and regional approaches, eligible entities are invited to apply independently or with partners or co-applicants.
The application period for this grant program closed on August 31, 2022.
Information About Round 4
View our searchable FAQ
Round 4 Program Update.
RFA: Request for Applications (RFA) for Round 4: Children and Youth
- Form 1: Application Questions
- Form 2: Budget Template
- Please note: There was a minor error in the original budget template that was corrected on July 12, 2022. All applicants who submitted applications prior to July 14, 2022, have been contacted individually. All other applicants should please use the revised budget template, linked here.
- Form 3: Development Team Information
- Form 4: Design, Acquisition, and Construction Milestone Schedule
- Form 5: Applicant’s Certification of Prevailing Wage
- Form 6: Applicant’s Certification of Funding Terms
- Form 7: Community and Youth Engagement Tracking
- Form 8: Schematic Design Checklist (as applicable)
Pre-Application Consultation Process
Glossary of Terms
Tips for Applying
DISCLAIMER: This sample BHCIP Round 3: Launch Ready Program Funding Agreement (“Sample Agreement”) 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 TA Library
Real Estate Development & Aquisition Technical Assistance Library
Round 4 Informational Webinar
This Informational Webinar discussed Round 4 funding, for Children and Youth facilities and program expansions. This round authorizes $480.5 million in funding opportunities through competitive grants to qualified entities to construct, acquire and rehabilitate real estate assets that will expand program capacity for children and youth. The population for this round is children and youth ages 25 and younger and pregnant/postpartum women and their children. Applicants must demonstrate that facility expansion will only be for this population.
Round 4 Listening Session
A listening session open to all potential applicants was held Wednesday, March 16. The purpose of this listening session was to gather information from stakeholders on BHCIP Round 4. Information and policy questions specific to BHCIP Round 4: Children and Youth were presented and written and verbal responses were collected for an FAQ. DHCS provided information to Round 4: Children and Youth.
View the Listening Session
View the Slides
Listening Session Themes Report
News and Events
Governor Newsom Announces $480.5 Million in BHCIP Round 4: Children and Youth Grants
Governor Gavin Newsom today announced $480.5 million in awards for 54 projects to improve California’s behavioral health infrastructure for children and youth. As part of Governor Newsom’s Master Plan for Kids’ Mental Health, this historic investment provides grant...
Award Announcement Update
DHCS anticipates award announcements for BHCIP Round 4: Children and Youth funding by December 2022. All applicants will be notified by email on final award determinations related to their project. Please continue to check back here and visit the Frequently Asked...
Status Update: Behavioral Health Continuum Infrastructure Program and Community Care Expansion Program
A status update for Behavioral Health Continuum Infrastructure Program and Community Care Expansion funding was recently provided to the California State Legislature. You can read the update here.
Stay informed about BHCIP and other California based behavioral health funding opportunities.