SAMSHA Announces Grant Programs for Certified Community Behavioral Health Clinic (CCBHC Model)
The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) is currently accepting applications for two grant programs to expand the Certified Community Behavioral Health Clinic (CCBHC) model. This year’s grant opportunities include several changes from prior years’ grants, including changes to attestation timelines, required and allowable services, data collection and reporting, use of grant funds and more. The National Council has compiled two resources to support potential applicants: a summary of key application and program changes and frequently asked questions.
SAMHSA is also hosting two webinars on developing a competitive grant application on April 14 and May 3 at 2 p.m. (ET).Information on accessing the webinars can be found here.
Interested in learning more about the CCBHC
Expansion Grant Implementation Science Pilot? Join this
SAMHSA sponsored event on May 4 from 2:30 – 4:00
p.m. to learn more about this exciting opportunity and
begin a conversation between researchers and providers to
enhance care for individuals with mental illness and substance
use disorders by using research and innovation to strengthen
systems, services and the evidence-base around bringing research
Details about the two funding opportunities:
Certified Community Behavioral Health Clinic – Planning, Development and Implementation Grants (CCBHC-PDI)
are available to clinics that are new to the CCBHC model
(i.e., clinics that have not been certified as CCBHCs by
their state and have not previously received a CCBHC
Expansion grant). This funding opportunity is designed to
assist grantees as they develop and implement a CCBHC that
meets CCBHC certification criteria. Qualified applicants
must be able to meet the requirements of a CCBHC within the
first year of the grant.
Certified Community Behavioral Health Clinic – Improvement and Advancement Grants (CCBHC-IA)
are available to CCBHCs that have been certified by their
states or received previous CCBHC Expansion grants and are
designed to support current CCBHCs as they expand or improve
their CCBHC services. Qualified applicants must be able to
demonstrate compliance with CCBHC certification criteria
through state certification or SAMHSA acceptance of CCBHC
certification attestation within the past two years.
Key highlights of these opportunities include:
The amount of the grants for both awards will be $1 million per year for four years.
Applications for both grants are due Tuesday, May 17, with an anticipated project start date of Sept. 30, 2022.
$156 million is available for each funding opportunity ($312 million total), which will fund an anticipated 156 grantees under each grant (312 total).
CCBHC Expansion grant recipients that received funding under CCBHCs Expansion FOA (SM-21-013, with funding announcements made in 2021) are not eligible to apply for funding under these opportunities.