Hospitals are eligible to apply for two behavioral health funding opportunities.
The first is the CalBridge Behavioral Health Navigator Program. Due to high demand, there will be one more round of applications for this program, which has funding available for an additional 42 hospitals. This program provides funding and technical assistance to support emergency departments to treat substance use disorders and co-occurring mental health conditions. Applications will be processed on a rolling basis, so hospitals are encouraged to apply as soon as possible. For more information and to apply, visit the CalBridge web page. The application deadline is Dec. 15.
The second opportunity is the Behavioral Health Continuum Infrastructure Program (BHCIP) Round 5: Crisis and Behavioral Health Continuum Program. This $480 million in BHCIP funding awards from the Department of Health Care Services will serve to expand infrastructure capacity for crisis and/or behavioral health continuum facility projects. Eligible applicants may include counties, cities, tribal entities, and nonprofit and for-profit organizations whose projects reflect the state’s priorities. Additional information and updates are available on the BHCIP Round 5 web page. The pre-application survey deadline is Dec. 27.