California Health Facilities Financing Authority

Community Services Infrastructure (CSI) Grant Program

Creates and expands community alternatives to incarceration in the form of mental health treatment, substance use disorder treatment, and trauma-centered services.

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If you have any questions about the CSI Grant Program, please contact CHFFA.

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Program Description

Senate Bill 843 (2016), Section 52 established a competitive grant program to disburse funds for the purpose of creating and expanding community alternatives to incarceration. The CSI Grant Program intends to expand access to jail and prison diversion programs and services; create or expand mental health treatment facilities, substance use disorder treatment facilities, and trauma-centered service facilities in local communities; and reduce the need of mental health treatment, substance use disorder treatment, and trauma-centered services in jails and prisons. The 2017-2018 budget bill appropriated $65,813,000 to fund capital projects under the Community Services Infrastructure Grant Program.

The grants from the California Health Facilities Financing Authority (CHFFA) will be disbursed to California counties to support acquiring and expanding facilities.

CHFFA accepted applications from California counties during the first funding round, which ended on April 30, 2019.

Second Funding Round Open (New June 3, 2019)

CHFFA is pleased to invite California counties to submit applications for the CSI Grant Program during the Second Funding Round. Counties may apply for funding without regard to maximum Grant amounts per county, subject to availability of funds, pursuant to Section 7418, subdivision (c) of the CSI Grant Program regulations. The deadline to apply during the Second Funding Round is Friday, November 29, 2019 at 5:00 PM (Pacific Time).

Program Regulations (Effective May 28, 2019)

CHFFA has adopted emergency regulations for the CSI Grant Program that became effective November 26, 2018. Subsequently, OAL has approved a readoption of the regulations that became effective May 28, 2019, which allows the regulations to remain in effect for 90 additional days until the Certificate of Compliance is filed and approved by OAL.

Past Webinars

On Thursday, December 13, 2018, CHFFA provided an overview of the CSI Grant Program to assist applicants in the preparation of an application. Topics included eligibility, grant maximums, and the application process described in the program’s statute and regulations.

On Wednesday, August 15, 2018, CHFFA hosted a webinar with stakeholders to discuss proposed regulations for the new Community Services Infrastructure Grant Program.

For further questions, please email CHFFA@treasurer.ca.gov or call (916) 653-2799.


Community Services Infrastructure Grant Program awardees must comply with California's wage law under Labor Code section 1720, et seq. for public works projects. The California Health Facilities Financing Authority recommends applicants and awardees consult with their legal counsel.