CARE Court

Last Year’s State Budget Bearing Fruit – Half a Billion Dollars for Housing and Services for People Experiencing Severe Mental Illness and Substance Abuse

“$518.5 million in funding will add treatment beds for more than 1,000 people at a time, plus behavioral health services for many more – providing mental health and substance use services for Californians experiencing severe behavioral health issues who are homeless.”

The Governor made this announcement during a meeting in Sacramento with members of the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI), which included families who are caring for loved ones struggling with behavioral or mental health disorders and could be helped by CARE Court. The Governor heard their stories and talked about the historic actions that California is taking to address this crisis. 

The awards announced today are delivered through the Department of Health Care Services’ (DHCS) Behavioral Health Continuum Infrastructure Program (BHCIP) Round 3: Launch Ready grants. In all, $2.2 billion was provided by the Legislature and the Governor in last year’s State Budget to construct, acquire, and expand behavioral health facilities and community- based care options while investing in mobile crisis infrastructure. 

Grants were awarded in the following counties:

  • Alameda County – $18,405,122
  • El Dorado County – $2,852,182
  • Humboldt County – $4,170,560
  • Kern County – $3,138,065
  • Los Angeles County – $155,172,811
  • Madera County – $2,035,512
  • Mendocino County – $7,711,800
  • Monterey County – $3,558,670
  • Nevada County – $4,458,799
  • Orange County – $10,000,000
  • Placer County – $6,519,015
  • Riverside County – $103,181,728
  • Sacramento County – $30,553,889
  • San Diego County – $30,874,411
  • San Francisco County – $6,750,000
  • Santa Barbara County – $2,914,224
  • Santa Clara County – $54,074,660
  • Solano County – $14,332,411
  • Sonoma County – $9,751,915
  • Stanislaus County – $33,369,900
  • Yolo County – $12,500,000

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