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Mental Health Update

January 7, 2021
Mental Health Update

MH Update – 1/7/21 – SAMHSA Accepting 2021 Applications for CCBHC Grants

Dear National Council Members:

SAMHSA announced that applications for FY21 Certified Community Behavioral Health Clinic (CCBHC) grants now being accepted. The grants are available to community treatment providers in every state. Qualified applicants must be a CCBHC or be able to meet the requirements of a CCBHC within four months of receiving a grant. Applicants must be either a nonprofit or local government behavioral health authority.

CCBHC Expansion grant recipients that received funding under CCBHCs Expansion FOA (SM-20-012, with funding announcements made in 2020) are not eligible to apply for funding under this FOA.

The National Council will host a Q&A session on Tuesday, January 19, 3:30-4:30 p.m. ET to share information about the CCBHC model and the funding opportunity announcement. Click here to register. In advance of that meeting, here are a few items we want to share:

  • $150 million in grant funding is available, which will fund an anticipated 74 organizations.
  • The amount of the grants will be $2 million per year for 2 years.
  • Applications are due March 1.

We encourage interested organizations to apply for this opportunity. More information about the CCBHC model is available on our CCBHC Success Center website. Please feel free to reach out to with any questions.


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