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.

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)
Visit the Grantee Resource Library

News & Events for LR Grantees

 

Governor Newsom Announces BHCIP Round 3: Launch Ready Grants

$518.5 million in funding will add treatment beds for more than 1,000 people at a time, plus behavioral health services for many more – providing mental health and substance use services for Californians experiencing severe behavioral health issues who are homeless....

Joint RFA Informational Webinar – Slides and Recording Now Available

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...

BHCIP and CCE Program Update Released

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...