The California Department of Health Care Services (DHCS) is pleased to announce the re-release of the Request for Applications (RFA) for its Behavioral Health Continuum Infrastructure Program (BHCIP) County and Tribal Planning Grant, which will help county agencies and Tribal entities across California to initiate and support behavioral health facility planning efforts in their communities. Grants will be for up to $150,000. With the BHCIP goal to expand behavioral health infrastructure capacity statewide, this grant is the second in a series of six rounds of funding available to applicants. This re-release is open to behavioral health county agencies and tribal entities that have not been previously awarded a BHCIP County and Tribal Planning Grant. 

BHCIP is a joint effort with the California Department of Social Services (DSS) Community of Care Expansion (CCE) program, which will provide infrastructure funding for the acquisition, construction, and rehabilitation of adult and senior care facilities.


Applications will be accepted only from California county BH agencies and tribal entities. Tribal entities must be either federally recognized Tribal 638s or urban clinics. Both counties and tribes will begin planning how best to address local behavioral health facility needs, along with developing strategies and action steps to meet these needs. The informational webinar recording provides details about this RFA, as well as general information about BHCIP and CCE.

For more information about BHCIP and CCE, visit the BHCIP website. For specific questions related to this re-released RFA, please email BHCIP@dhcs.ca.gov by March 11, 2022.