Healthcare organizations are always on the lookout for new funding opportunities that can help them better serve their community. One such opportunity that you may want to consider is the Certified Community Behavioral Health Clinic Planning, Development, and Implementation Grant.
This grant is offered by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) and is designed to support the planning, development, and implementation of Certified Community Behavioral Health Clinics (CCBHCs) across the United States. The grant aims to improve access to high-quality, integrated behavioral health services and enhance the coordination of care for individuals with serious mental illness, substance use disorders, and/or co-occurring disorders.
What are CCBHCs?
CCBHCs are a relatively new model of care that have been shown to be effective in delivering a comprehensive range of behavioral health services. These clinics provide person-centered, trauma-informed care that is tailored to the unique needs of each individual. They offer a range of services, including outpatient mental health and substance use disorder treatment, primary care screening and monitoring, and psychiatric rehabilitation services.
If your healthcare organization is interested in applying for this grant, it’s important to note that the application process is highly competitive. SAMHSA typically receives many more applications than it is able to fund, so it’s important to submit a high-quality application that stands out from the rest.
How to Apply
To apply for the CCBHC Planning, Development, and Implementation Grant, you’ll need to carefully review the grant announcement on the SAMHSA website and follow the instructions provided. The grant application is due Monday, May 22, 2023.
The purpose of this program is to transform community behavioral health systems and provide comprehensive, coordinated behavioral health care by: (a) assisting organizations in the planning for and development and implementation of a new CCBHC that meets the CCBHC Certification Criteria (b) providing a comprehensive range of outreach, screening, assessment, treatment, care coordination, and recovery supports based on a needs assessment that aligns with the CCBHC Certification Criteria, and (c) supporting recovery from mental illness and/or substance use disorders (SUD) by providing access to high-quality mental health and SUD services, regardless of an individual’s ability to pay.
Community-based behavioral health non-profit organizations, or organizations that are either (a) part of a local government behavioral health authority; or (b) operated under the authority of the Indian Health Service, an Indian tribe, or tribal organization; or (c) an Urban Indian Organization pursuant to a grant or contract with the Indian Health Service under Title V of the Indian Health Care Improvement Act (25 U.S.C. 1601 et seq.).
Grant Award Information
- Funding Mechanism: Grant
- Anticipated Total Available Funding: $61,800,000
- Anticipated Number of Awards: 62
- Anticipated Award Amount: Up to $1,000,000
- Length of Project: Up to 4 years
- Cost Sharing/Match Required?: No
Proposed budgets cannot exceed $1,000,000 in total costs (direct and indirect) in any year of the proposed project. Annual continuation awards will depend on the availability of funds, grantee progress in meeting project goals and objectives, timely submission of required data and reports, and compliance with all terms and conditions of award.
The Certified Community Behavioral Health Clinic Planning, Development, and Implementation Grant is an excellent funding opportunity for healthcare organizations that are committed to providing high-quality, integrated behavioral health services. If you’re interested in applying for this grant, be sure to carefully review the grant announcement on the SAMHSA website and submit a competitive application.