BHCIP Round 6: Unmet Needs

Update 1/29/24:

The Department of Health Care Services (DHCS) has identified the Behavioral Health Continuum Infrastructure Program (BHCIP) Round 6: Part I Request for Application(RFA), previously scheduled for release in January 2024, will be delayed.

BHCIP Round 6: Part I initially identified $240.4M available to award in FY 2024/2025; however, the January 2024 budget, released earlier this month, proposes to retain $100M in FY 2024/2025 and delay the remaining $140.4M until FY 2025/2026. Policy for rolling out the Round 6: Part I funding with the delays identified is under review and DHCS, together with Advocates for Human Potential (AHP), the BHCIP administrative entity, will provide updates as they become available.

Please note, there is currently no change to the overall total of BHCIP funding initially identified for Round 6 in the amount of $480.7M. With the current budget proposal, $100M would be available for Round 6: Part I in FY 2024/2025 and the remaining $380.7M, which also includes Round 6: Part II funding, would become available in FY 2025/2026 upon budget appropriation.

Previously awarded BHCIP funding for Rounds 3 through 5 is not currently impacted by funding delays proposed. BHCIP sponsors with prior awards should continue moving forward with contract execution and funding draw processes as previously planned.

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BHCIP Round 5 Sample Program Funding Agreement
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BHCIP Round 6, Part I: Unmet Needs Listening Session

On October 30, 2023, the California Department of Health Care Services (DHCS) hosted a Behavioral Health Continuum Infrastructure Program (BHCIP) Round 6, Part I: Unmet Needs Listening Session that was open to the public, including county, Tribal, nonprofit, and for-profit organizations.

The full BHCIP Round 6 will award a total of $480.7 million, divided in two parts, for behavioral health infrastructure projects. In Round 6, Part I: Unmet Needs, $240.4 million will be awarded through a Request for Applications (RFA) that is anticipated for release in January 2024. The remaining $240.3 million will be awarded in Round 6, Part II through an RFA anticipated in January 2025.

The listening session specifically focused on BHCIP Round 6, Part I: Unmet Needs and was an opportunity for eligible applicants to provide input directly to DHCS.

Watch the listening session here.

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