California Delivers $1.49 Billion in Behavioral Health & Community Housing Grants
The State of California has awarded $1.49 billion in grants focused on addressing the behavioral health crisis impacting every community across the state. These new grants will help people with mental health and substance use disorders get connected to housing on their path to treatment, provide care and housing for older adults, and increase capacity at mental health and substance use disorder facilities.
DETAILS ON THESE GRANTS:
$907 million from the Department of Health Care Services (DHCS) through its Behavioral Health Bridge Housing (BHBH) program to address the immediate housing and treatment needs of people experiencing unsheltered homelessness who also have serious behavioral health conditions.
$430 million from the Department of Health Care Services (DHCS) through its Behavioral Health Continuum Infrastructure Program (BHCIP) to increase mental health and substance use disorder treatment facilities in 21 counties.
$153 million from the Department of Social Services (DSS) through its new Community Care Expansion (CCE) program to 19 organizations across the state to create more residential care options for seniors and adults with disabilities, including Californians at risk of, or experiencing, homelessness.