Dear Association Executives:
As you know, SAMHSA is now accepting applications for two grant programs for organizations to adopt the Certified Community Behavioral Health Clinic (CCBHC) model.
We're asking for your help in getting the word out to your members – as SAMHSA has noted, this is the most CCBHC grants the agency has ever funded. That means applicants with good proposals have their best chance of getting funded during this cycle.
To assist, we've prepared a digest of resources for distribution to your members, along with template language you can use to disseminate it. National Council members have access to 1:1 support from our team as well.
Thank you for your help spreading the word about the CCBHC funding opportunity!
Email to association membership:
I'm reaching out today to share information from the National Council for Mental Wellbeing on the two open funding opportunities for the Certified Community Behavioral Health Clinic (CCBHC) model.
Up to 312 grants will be funded this year – the most ever! That means applicants with good proposals have their best chance of getting funded during this cycle. I strongly encourage all interested organizations to apply, bearing in mind that for those who are new to the CCBHC model, you will have an entire year to come into compliance with the criteria.
If you are a National Council member, you have access to a 30-minute 1:1 consultation session with their team of experts to discuss the funding opportunity. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org to set up a consultation.
Additional resources and information follow:
Information on the Funding Opportunities
There are two open 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.
SAMHSA has released an FAQ document on the funding opportunities, which can be accessed here.
This year's grant opportunities include several changes from prior years' grants. 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 offering the following events:
Information and research collaboration meet and greet on the CCBHC Expansion Grant Implementation Science Pilot – May 4 from 2:30 – 4:00 p.m. – Register here