The Behavioral Health Continuum Infrastructure Program
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The Behavioral Health Continuum Infrastructure Program (BHCIP) provides the Department of Health Care Services (DHCS) funding to award competitive grants to qualified entities to construct, acquire and rehabilitate real estate assets or to invest in mobile crisis infrastructure to expand the community continuum of behavioral health treatment resources. A portion of the funding is available for increased infrastructure targeted to children and youth 25 years of age and younger.
The Department aims to reduce homelessness, incarceration, unnecessary hospitalizations, and inpatient days and improve outcomes for people with behavioral health conditions by expanding access to community-based treatment. The Department proposes to invest in the expansion of beds, units, or rooms by building new behavioral health continuum infrastructure and expanding capacity. These resources would expand the continuum of services by increasing capacity for short-term crisis stabilization, acute and sub-acute care, crisis residential, community-based mental health residential treatment, substance use disorder residential treatment, peer respite, mobile crisis, community and outpatient behavioral health services, and other clinically enriched longer-term treatment and rehabilitation opportunities for persons with behavioral health disorders in the least restrictive and least costly setting.
Trailer Bill Language
An entity shall meet all of the following conditions in order to receive grant funds pursuant to Section 5960.5(a), to the extent applicable and as required by the department: (a) Provide matching funds or real property. (b) Expend funds to supplement and not supplant existing funds to construct, acquire, and rehabilitate real estate assets. (c) Report data to the department within 90 days of the end of each quarter for the first five years. (d) Operate services in the financed facility for the intended purpose for a minimum of 30 years.
More information on the Trailer Bill.
Questions? Contact the BHCIP Team at BHCIP@dhcs.ca.gov.