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SAMHSA Announces Increase in Funding to Expand Community Behavioral Health Clinics

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The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) has announced two Certified Community Behavioral Health Clinic (CCBHC) funding opportunities to expand access to mental health and substance use disorder services.  

  • Certified Community Behavioral Health Clinic: Planning, development, and implementation grants will assist clinics to establish and implement new CCBHC programs   
  • Certified Community Behavioral Health Clinic: Improvement and advancement grants will support existing CCBHCs to enhance and improve their programs.  

CCBHCs must provide access 24 hours a day, seven days a week to crisis services and routine outpatient care within 10 business days of initial contact. They must also serve anyone who requests care for mental health or substance use, regardless of their ability to pay, place of residence, or age. 

Organizations may apply for up to $1 million in each funding opportunity. SAMHSA anticipates funding a combined estimated $312 million over four years for up to 156 awards for each opportunity in fiscal year 2022 for these two programs.