Joint RFA

Behavioral Health Continuum Infrastructure Program (BHCIP) Launch Ready and Community Care Expansion (CCE) Program Capital Expansion Grant Funding

The California Department of Health Care Services (DHCS) and Department of Social Services (CDSS) are pleased to announce the release of a joint Request for Applications (RFA).  

DHCS was authorized through 2021 legislation to establish BHCIP and award approximately $2.1 billion to construct, acquire, and expand properties and invest in mobile crisis infrastructure related to
behavioral health. CDSS oversees CCE, which was established through Assembly Bill (AB) 172 (Chapter 696, of Statutes 2021) as a companion effort focused on the acquisition, construction, and rehabilitation
of adult and senior care facilities that serve SSI/SSP and CAPI applicants and recipients and other adults who are experiencing or at risk of homelessness.

This joint RFA encompasses BHCIP Round 3 funding for launch ready projects and CCE Capital Expansion program funding:

BHCIP Launch Ready grants ($518.5M) will provide funding to construct, acquire, and rehabilitate real estate assets to expand the behavioral health continuum of treatment and service resources in settings serving Medicaid beneficiaries. Proposed behavioral health infrastructure projects must demonstrate they have been through a planning process and are ready for implementation. These applications will only be accepted from projects that are determined to be launch ready and are submitted according to the timeline in the RFA.

CCE Capital Expansion grants ($570M) are for acquisition, construction, and rehabilitation to preserve and expand adult and senior care facilities serving Supplemental Security Income/State Supplementary Payment (SSI/SSP) and Cash Assistance Program for Immigrants (CAPI) applicants and recipients, including those who are experiencing or at risk of homelessness.

How To Apply

  1. Review the RFA and all attachments located in the below section.
  2. Read the FAQ before you begin your consultation application.
  3. Visit the Pre-Application Consultations and Technical Assistance page and begin the Pre-Application Process.
  4. Review the Lendistry Application Guide
  5. Begin the application for funding within the Lendistry portal.


Joint RFA | Attachments | Forms

The following list of documents will help you prepare for the application process. It includes template budget forms, and examples of questions that will be asked of applicants. The budget forms included under Form 1: Budget Template can be uploaded into the Lendistry platform.

Joint RFA

Attachment A: Application
Use this document as a guide to begin gathering information and documents that you will need to complete the actual online application when it opens on February 15. This document cannot be accepted as an actual application. 

Form 1: PDF Example Budget Template

Form 2: Budget narrative and definition of terms
Form 3: Schematic design checklist  |  Excel template for Schematic design checklist
Form 4: Design/acquisition/construction milestone schedule
Form 5: Development team description/contact form
Form 6: Community engagement form
Form 7: Applicant’s certification

Attachment B: Pre-Application Consultation Process

For more information on the Pre-Application Consultation Process, visit our page on Pre-Application Consultations and Technical Assistance.

News and Announcements

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.

Important Materials from our Latest Event

View the Slides

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