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 approximately $27 million to specifically fund 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.

Second Funding Round Open (New November 6, 2019)

CHFFA is pleased to invite California counties and their nonprofit or public agency designees to submit applications for the CY 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 7318, subdivisions (d)-(e) of the CY Grant Program regulations. The deadline to apply during the Second Funding Round is TUESDAY, JUNE 30, 2020 at 5:00 PM (Pacific Time).

Program Regulations (Effective May 20, 2019)

The regulations for the Investment in Mental Health Wellness Grant Program for Children and Youth (CY Grant Program) were approved by the Office of Administrative Law and filed with the Secretary of State on May 20, 2019.

Past Webinars

On Tuesday, December 11, 2018 CHFFA provided an overview of the CY Grant Program to assist applicants in their preparation of an application. Topics included eligibility, grant maximums, and the application process described in the program’s statute and regulations.

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 Grantees

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

Investment in Mental Health Wellness Grant Program awardees must comply with California's prevailing wage law under Labor Code section 1720, et seq. for public works projects. CHFFA recommends applicants and awardees consult with their legal counsel.