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.

Second Funding Round

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.

In an effort to assist potential applicants impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic, CHFFA extended the Second Funding Round application deadline to FRIDAY, JANUARY 29, 2021 at 5:00 PM (Pacific Time).

There is currently $36,732,604.10 available in Capital funding and $2,679,340.00 in Personnel funding.

Application Submission

If hard copies are submitted, please mail or drop off an original and two copies of the full application package to:

California Health Facilities Financing Authority
Investment in Mental Health Grant Program for Children and Youth
915 Capitol Mall, Suite 435
Sacramento, CA 95814

Alternatively, applications may be submitted via email at CHFFA@treasurer.ca.gov.  If your document is larger than 25MB, please send an email at least one week prior to submission to set up a File Transfer Protocol (FTP) service account.
CY Grant Program – Currently Accepting Applications
CY Grant Application Form No. CHFFA 7 CY-01 (09/2018)

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.