CSAC Bulletin Article

Governor Announces $480.5 Million in Grants for Youth Mental Health

December 8, 2022

Yesterday, Governor Newsom announced $480.5 million in awards for 54 projects across California to improve California’s behavioral health infrastructure for children and youth. These funds will be used to construct new facilities and expand existing facilities that help children, youth, transition-age youth, and perinatal individuals with a behavioral health and/or substance use disorder.

Sixteen of the 54 projects awarded funding are county projects. Additional information on this round of awardees is available on the BHCIP Data Dashboard.

These awards represent the fourth of six rounds of funding through the Behavioral Health Continuum Infrastructure Program (BHCIP). In 2021, DHCS was authorized to establish BHCIP and award $2.1 billion to construct, acquire, and expand properties and invest in mobile crisis infrastructure related to behavioral health. Projects awarded grants in this round of BHCIP will increase care and capacity with community wellness centers, outpatient treatment for substance use disorders, school-linked health centers, and outpatient community mental health clinics.

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