Funding Opportunity to Benefit Tribal Communities

The Department of Health Care Services (DHCS) has released a new round of Behavioral Health Bridge Housing (BHBH) Program funding: Tribal Entities Request for Applications (RFA) — Round 2B.  Eligible applicants include (a) federally recognized Indian Tribes, tribal organizations, or Urban Indian organizations or (b) health care programs operated by Indian Tribes, tribal organizations, or Urban Indian organizations, as defined in Section 1603 of Title 25 of the United States Code and further defined in Section 5304.   

Other eligible applicants can include organizations that do not meet the above definition of eligibility (such as Tribally Designated Housing Entities, nonprofit 501(c)(3) corporations, or for-profit businesses) that have written support from an eligible tribal entity for a proposed BHBH program benefitting a tribal community. Written support may be in the form of a tribal or board resolution, memorandum, or other legally binding agreement.  

This round of BHBH Program funding will make available more than $20,000,000 to eligible California applicants for use in the planning and implementation of bridge housing services for individuals in tribal communities who are experiencing homelessness and have serious behavioral health conditions (serious mental illness and/or substance use disorder). Applications are being accepted on a rolling basis over two periods, with two preliminary application deadlines: April 17, 2024, and June 19, 2024, at 4:00 p.m. PT.  

For more information, including links to the RFA and attachments, visit the BHBH Program Tribes and Tribal Entities page. 

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