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 https://www.infrastructure.buildingcalhhs.com/grantees/ for information regarding future BHCIP funding opportunities.
How To Apply
- Review the RFA and all attachments located in the below section.
- Read the FAQ before you begin your consultation application.
- Visit the Pre-Application Consultations and Technical Assistance page and begin the Pre-Application Process.
- Review the Lendistry Application Guide
- Begin the application for funding within the Lendistry portal.
Forms & Templates for Launch Ready Grantees
Download quarterly invoice template and instructions (link coming soon)
Download quarterly report template (link coming soon)
Visit the Grantee Resource Library
News & Events for LR Grantees
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.
A compilation of questions about BHCIP Launch Ready and CCE Capital Expansion funding through the Joint RFA is now available. Use our FAQ search feature to help find topics related to the funding round you are pursuing. When viewing search results, please be sure to...
On Thursday, February 10, The California Department of Health Care Services (DHCS) and Department of Social Services (DSS) held a webinar to share information about the Joint RFA. Over 1400 attendees from across the state of California attended. Highlights included...
A program update of the Behavioral Health Continuum Infrastructure Program (BHCIP) and Community Care Expansion (CCE) Program was published on 1/05/22 to provide supplemental information on the upcoming release of the joint Request for Applications (RFA) for BHCIP...
As part of California’s 2021 budget, the Behavioral Health Continuum Infrastructure Program provided the Department of Health Care Services $2.2 billion in funding to award competitive grants to qualified entities to construct, acquire, and rehabilitate real estate...