California Health Facilities Financing Authority

Investment in Mental Health Wellness Grant Programs

Increases capacity for mental health crisis services through development of crisis stabilization, crisis residential treatment, mobile crisis support team, and family respite care programs.

Investment in Mental Health Wellness Grant Program for Children and Youth (CY Grant Program)

In 2016, Senate Bill 833 (Section 20) expanded the Investment in Mental Health Wellness Act to specifically address a continuum of crisis services for children and youth, 21 years of age and under and allocated funding to develop four mental health programs - crisis residential treatment, crisis stabilization, mobile crisis support teams and family respite care.

The grants from the California Health Facilities Financing Authority (CHFFA) will be disbursed to California counties or to their nonprofit or public agency designees to support capital improvement, expansion and limited start-up costs.

Fourth Funding Round (Closed)

The fourth funding round for the CY Grant Program closed at 5:00 PM on July 29, 2022. Applications received in the fourth funding round are currently under review and awards will be announced at a future CHFFA board meeting.

There is currently $8,174,109.44 available in capital funding for Mobile Crisis Support Team programs and $977,561.00 in Mobile Crisis Support Team personnel funding.

        CY Grant Program
  • CY Grant Application Form No. CHFFA 7 CY-01A (11/2021)
Online Application

The Investment in Mental Health Wellness Act of 2013

In 2013, Senate Bill 82, the Investment in Mental Health Wellness Act of 2013, established a competitive grant program to disburse funds to California counties or to their nonprofit or public agency designees for the purpose of developing mental health crisis support programs. Specifically, funds will "increase capacity for client assistance and services in crisis intervention, crisis stabilization, crisis residential treatment, rehabilitative mental health services, and mobile crisis support teams." The grants from the California Health Facilities Financing Authority (CHFFA) support capital improvement, expansion and limited start-up costs.

  • This program is no longer accepting applications.
  • No future allocations or funding rounds are scheduled.

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