Can any individual receive services through BHBH Program-funded programs if they are experiencing distress and displaying disorganized behavior but haven’t been diagnosed with a serious behavioral health condition and/or do not want to be? (7/19/23)
Subtopic: Program Requirements To be eligible for a BHBH Program-funded project, an individual must meet the following general criteria: The individual is experiencing significant impairment, or there is a reasonable
Subtopic: Budget/Allowable Use Tribal entities may apply for an Implementation Grant in any amount up to $5 million—there is no minimum. Grantees may use the Implementation Grant to engage in
Subtopic: Application Process We have increased the word limit on questions included in the application portal as of July 6, 2023.
Subtopic: Application Process Only one application may be submitted on behalf of a lead Tribal entity; however, an entity may be listed as a partner or subcontractor on other projects.
Can the BHBH Program funds be used to provide bridge housing services to individuals who are undocumented? (7/7/23)
Subtopic: Budget/Allowable Use Yes, BHBH Program funds can be used to serve individuals who do not have documentation, so long as they fit the definition of the BHBH Program population,
Subtopic: Budget/Allowable Use No. Vehicle purchases and vehicle leases are not an allowable use of BHBH Program funds.
Can rental assistance funding be used for family financial housing support, such as reimbursing room rentals for a family member? (7/7/23)
Subtopic: Budget/Allowable Use As part of the BHBH Program, rental assistance funds can be used to support an individual in staying with a family member (e.g., by renting a room).
What happens if we apply for BHBH Program funding with the intent to use it as a match for another funding source and we do not receive the other funding? (7/7/23)
Subtopic: Application Process The BHBH Program does not include a match requirement. Nothing precludes BHBH Program grantees from combining these funds with other funding sources, such as for the purchase
Subtopic: Budget/Allowable Use Exceptions to the budgetary specifications will be reviewed by DHCS on a case-by-case basis. For DHCS to consider an exception, the applicant must include a strong justification
Subtopic: Budget/Allowable Use The primary focus of the BHBH Program is to help people experiencing homelessness who have either SMI or SUD that prevents them from accessing help and transitioning
Subtopic: Budget/Allowable Use There is no minimum or maximum length of time required for bridge housing stays. For purposes of the BHBH Program, “short-term” is defined as less than 90
If I need reasonable accommodations in applying, where can I request alternative materials? (7/7/23)
Subtopic: Application Process DHCS will provide assistive services such as reading or writing assistance and conversion of the RFA, questions/answers, RFA addenda, or other Administrative Notices in Braille, large print,