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 encompassed 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.

Launch ready is no longer accepting applications.

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 for homelessness.

Please note the application period for CCE has closed.

Joint RFA