CCBHC Expansion Grant RFA

January 14, 2020

SAMHSA has announced the availability of $200 million in CCBHC Expansion Grant funds for FY2020. A link to the announcement and application materials is below. Applications are due March 10.

As in prior years, organizations can apply for grants of up to $2 million per year for 2 years, and they are open to organizations that either are already CCBHCs or can meet the requirements to become a CCBHC within 4 months of the date of award. Two important things to note about eligibility for the grants:

  • The first cohort of Expansion Grantees—whose funding is expiring in Sept. 2020—are eligible to re-apply for grants. However, SAMHSA has indicated that grantees funded in the second round are not eligible since these organizations will be implementing a second year of grant funding at the time of award of this announcement.
  • New this year, the grants are open to organizations in any state; however, priority will be given to organizations in the 24 states that received CCBHC planning grants in 2016. The expansion of the grants nationwide is an important step towards making CCBHCs available across the country.

According to our colleagues at the National Council, clinics participating in the original demonstration that began in July 2017 are not affected by the grant cycle. The demonstration is currently authorized through May 22, 2020 and they are working hard to ensure that Congress once again extends the demonstration beyond that date.

If you are an expansion grantee in addition to being a demonstration site, you would want to consider re-applying so that your funding doesn’t run out at the end of the grant.

If you’re not already an expansion grantee, you may want to consider applying. For demonstration CCBHCs, the grants represent an opportunity to gain additional funding to support your efforts. For example, grant funds can support services delivered to the uninsured, services delivered at locations outside of the demonstration’s prohibition against satellite facilities, or new service lines that are not included within your original scope of services, among many other things.

It’s important to note that grants do not come with the Medicaid PPS that supports the demonstration participants.

Please don’t hesitate to let us know if you have additional questions.

Grant Announcement

Certified Community Behavioral Health Clinic Expansion Grants

Application Due Date: Tuesday, March 10, 2020

SAMHSA is accepting applications for Certified Community Behavioral Health Clinics (CCBHCs) Expansion Grants (CCBHC Expansion Grants). The purpose of this program is to increase access to, and improve the quality of community mental and substance use disorder (SUD) treatment services through the expansion of CCBHCs. CCBHCs provide person- and family-centered integrated services. The CCBHC Expansion grant program must provide access to services including 24/7 crisis intervention services for individuals with serious mental illness or SUDs, including opioid use disorders; children and adolescents with serious emotional disturbance; and individuals with co-occurring mental and substance disorders. SAMHSA expects that this program will provide comprehensive 24/7 access to community-based mental and SUD services; treatment of co-occurring disorders; and physical healthcare in one single location.

SAMHSA plans to issue 98 grants of up to $2,000,000 per year for up to 2 years.

Learn More About This Grant