BHCIP/CCE: Frequently Asked Questions
Featured Questions and How to Use the FAQ
Questions and answers are grouped by funding opportunity. When viewing search results, please be sure to note whether they apply to BHCIP Launch Ready, CCE Capital Expansion, or both. All responses are labeled either “BHCIP,” “CCE Expansion,” “Joint RFA,” “Children & Youth,” or “CCE Preservation.” You can download or view a PDF compilation of the FAQ questions here. This compilation is updated periodically.
Children & Youth FAQ
CCE Expansion FAQ
CCE Preservation FAQ
Joint RFA / General Questions
Can I refinance the home/facility to get a loan out of equity during the encumbrance period?
There are no restrictions for refinancing in the grant program funding agreement. It is up to the sponsor to work out refinancing terms.
Can a facility based in a correctional setting apply for BHCIP or CCE funds?
No. Correctional settings are not eligible for funding under either BHCIP Round 3: Launch Ready or CCE Capital Expansion funding.
Is there a minimum percentage of project beds that should be serving the target population(s)?
CCE Capital Expansion applicants are asked to ensure that their proposed projects will serve a greater number of applicants and recipients of SSI/SSP and CAPI who are experiencing or at risk of homelessness. There is no required minimum percentage; the percentage...
Can a portion of either the BHCIP or CCE grant funds pay for additional staff or staff upgrades?
Service and staff-related expenses are not covered by the BHCIP grant. However, for CCE funds, a capitalized operating subsidy reserve (COSR) can be incorporated into the project budget to cover operational deficits for up to 5 years. See Section 3.7 (page 17) of the...
For private organization applicants, what level of community support and engagement is expected beyond the applicant CEO and/or board?
Community engagement and support, particularly with people who have lived experience (behavioral health condition or homelessness experience), would be considered a best practice. Engaging community partners increases referrals, care coordination, and the individual’s...
If I have a two-acre parcel of land and want to add multiple facilities on the land (pending zoning/conditional use approvals), is that considered one project or multiple projects? Would I need to submit one development budget or multiple budgets?
Each application should be attached to a single address. One address can include several facilities. One project can contain multiple facilities. Applicants are required to submit a unique application and budget for every project.
Are there any real estate transactions the RFA will not support, even if all other RFA requirements are met?
The state retains the right of approval on any and all projects and will review on a case-by-case basis. At a bare minimum, a real estate transaction must be legal and must support the health and safety of the project's stakeholders and clientele.
The RFA use-of-funds definitions note that funding can be used to “rehabilitate” assets. Is there a specific definition of “rehabilitation,” and are any activities clearly considered in- or out-of-scope?
Remodeling an existing facility is an allowable project under BHCIP and CCE as long as it results in an expansion that will allow the facility to serve a greater number of the target population. Repairs to an existing licensed ARF or RCFE that does not result in an...
Do prevailing wage requirements apply to pre-development activities?
Yes, prevailing wage requirements do apply to some of the pre-development activities, such as geo-technical studies performed by civil engineers, surveys, and inspections. Applicants might want to contact prevailing wage experts such as...
If you are an RCFE licensed for six beds and you would like to expand capacity, do you need to apply for a new or different license?
You are encouraged to contact the Community Care Licensing Division within CDSS to discuss changes or updates to your license when you propose changes to your facility.