Launch Ready Grant

The California Department of Health Care Services (DHCS) will award its Behavioral Health Continuum Infrastructure Program (BHCIP) Round 3 Launch Ready grants to counties, cities, tribal entities (including 638s and urban clinics), nonprofit organizations, for-profit organizations, and other private organizations, including private real estate developers, to expand community capacity for serving the behavioral health (mental health and substance use disorder [SUD]) population and must make a commitment to serve Medi-Cal beneficiaries.

Round 3 will be composed of two application parts to balance the needs of projects capable of immediate expansion with applicants who require more time to develop their application. This will offer applicants two potential deadlines for submissions. Launch Ready Part One is intended for entities that can submit the application and necessary materials by March 31, 2022. The deadline for Launch Ready Part Two is May 31, 2022.

Update: DHCS received a total of 148 applications requesting more than $2 billion in Round 3: Launch Ready funding before the Part 1 deadline and will share award announcements in June. DHCS has closed the application portal for Round 3 due to the response received in Part 1. There will not be a BHCIP Round 3: Launch Ready Part 2 application process. Prospective applicants are encouraged to visit for information regarding future BHCIP funding opportunities.

Learn more about this funding on the Joint RFA page. More information about the Launch Ready grant can be found in the Program Update.

Forms & Templates for Launch Ready Grantees

Download quarterly invoice template and instructions (link coming soon)
Download quarterly report template (link coming soon)
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BHCIP Round 3 Sample Funding Agreement
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.

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