Advocates for Human Potential, Inc. (AHP), is the administrative entity for the following Department of Health Care Services (DHCS) and Department of Social Services (DSS) programs: 

  • Behavioral Health Continuum Infrastructure Program (BHCIP) 
  • Behavioral Health Workforce Development (BHWD) 
  • Community Care Expansion (CCE) Program 
  • California Hub and Spoke System State Opioid Response III (H&SS SOR III) 

Behavioral Health Continuum Infrastructure Program (BHCIP)  

The California Department of Health Care Services (DHCS) launched the Behavioral Health Continuum Infrastructure Program (BHCIP) to address historic gaps in the state’s behavioral health care continuum and meet the growing demand for services and supports across the life span. DHCS was authorized through 2021 legislation to establish BHCIP and award approximately $2.1 billion to construct, acquire, and expand properties and to invest in mobile crisis infrastructure related to behavioral health. Learn more and apply to the current round of funding.

Behavioral Health Workforce Development (BHWD) 

DHCS is expanding all of California’s behavioral health professions, including the behavioral health workforce. The commitment is to improve and expand access to behavioral health services throughout the state to allow productive participation. 

As of January 2022, 59 grantees had been awarded funds to support expansion of their behavioral health operations. Grantees are supported in many ways, including this customized platform providing learning and development resources. The BHWD project offers multiple Requests for Applications (RFAs): the Peer Workforce Investment (PWI) project, the Expanding Peer Organization Capacity (EPOC) project, and the Mentored Internship Project (MIP). Learn more about BHWD. 

Community Care Expansion (CCE) Program 

The Department of Social Services (CDSS) Community Care Expansion (CCE) Capital Expansion Program will provide $570 million in funding for acquisition, construction, and rehabilitation to preserve and expand adult and senior care facilities that serve applicants or recipients of Supplemental Security Income/State Supplementary Payment (SSI/SSP) and Cash Assistance Program for Immigrants (CAPI) applicants and recipients, including those who are experiencing or at risk of homelessness.  

The CCE Preservation Program has made noncompetitive allocations to counties for the preservation of licensed residential and senior care facilities serving applicants and recipients of SSI/SSP and CAPI, including those who are experiencing or at risk of homelessness. The funding was made available in $55 million in Operating Subsidy Payments to cover potential or projected operating deficits in existing residential adult and senior care facilities so they can avoid closure and $140 million in Capital Project funding to allow facilities to make essential physical repairs or necessary upgrades to avoid closure or make the facility compliant with licensing standards. 

California Hub and Spoke System State Opioid Response III (H&SS SOR III)

The California Department of Health Care Services (DHCS) has launched the State Opioid Response (SOR) III Request for Applications (RFA). All Medi-Cal providers licensed to provide medication for opioid use disorder, also known as medication for addiction treatment (MAT) services, in California are invited to apply. The period of performance will be from January 1, 2023, to June 30, 2024. Learn more and apply.

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