The Biden-Harris Administration Announces More Funds to Fight Mental Health Crisis.
The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) is announcing a new funding opportunity, authorized by the Bipartisan Safer Communities Act (BSCA), for states to develop and transform Certified Community Behavioral Health Clinics (CCBHCs). CCBHCs provide 24/7 crisis services to anyone who requests care for mental health or substance use, regardless of their ability to pay.
The Center for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation (CMMI) is announcing the availability of $15 million in additional funding to support the development of Community-Based Behavioral Health Clinics (CCBHCs). These new awards will expand access to planning grants for CCBHC’s to all 50 states, which will help ensure that more Americans living with mental illness or addiction can get the care they need in their communities.
Today's announcement is an important step in President Biden’s efforts to improve the country's mental health services, a priority outlined in his first State of the Union address.
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