Behavioral Health Programs

The Behavioral Health Programs address workforce through activities that provide financial support for students and professionals, build training capacity, and develop a career pathway and pipeline. 

Substance Use Disorder/Justice System-Involved Youth (SUD/JSIY) Training Request for Information

HCAI invites vendors to review and respond to this non-binding Request for Information (RFI), which will provide information to HCAI to inform the planning, design, development, and launch of the behavioral health training for non-medical and non-behavioral health professionals by June 2023. HCAI may use the RFI to contract with one of the respondents of this RFI. HCAI will use the responses to this RFI to develop a scope of work for the aforementioned contract.

Application Dates

Opened January 17, 2023, 3:00pm
Closed March 30, 2023, 3:00pm

Resources

Substance Use Disorder Earn and Learn Grant Program

This grant opportunity will result in a three-year agreement with Substance Use Disorder Earn and Learn organizations who provide education and paid job experience for students earning their Substance Use Disorder certification.

Application Dates

Opens December 1, 2022, 3:00pm
Closes February 28, 2023, 3:00pm

Resources

Awards

Community-Based Organization Behavioral Health Workforce Grant Program

https://hcai.ca.gov/document/cboaddendum4/The Community-Based Organization (CBO) Behavioral Health Workforce Grant Program will support CBOs to recruit and retain behavioral health personnel, and provide loan repayments, scholarships, and stipends to paid and unpaid CBO behavioral health staff.

Application Dates

  • Opens September 30, 2022, 3:00pm
  • Closes November 30, 2022, 3:00pm

Resources

Awards

Peer Personnel Training and Placement

HCAI contracts with Peer Personal Training Programs to support individuals with lived experience as a mental/behavioral health services consumer, family member, or caregiver placed in designated peer positions. 

Application Dates

  • Opens January 10, 2024, 3:00 p.m. 
  • Closes March 1, 2024, 3:00 p.m. 

Resources

Awards

Social Work Education Capacity Expansion (SWECE) Grant Program

This grant opportunity will result in grant agreements with educational institutions to develop new Bachelor of Art in Social Work (BASW) and/or Master of Social Work (MSW) programs as well as serve to expand MSW programs.

Application Dates

  • Opens February 23, 2024
  • Closes April 8, 2024

Webinar

An informational webinar will be held on March 7, 2024, from 2:00 pm to 3:30 pm. This webinar will include information regarding eligibility and how to apply. Click here to register.

Resources

  • 2024-25 Grant Guide (Coming Soon)

Awards

Psychiatric Education Capacity Expansion (PECE) – Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner (PMHNP) Grant Program

The purpose of this program is to enter into grant agreement(s) for grantee(s) to fund increased numbers of Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioners (PMHNPs) training in California, including, but not limited to:

  1. Adding PMHNP field placements.
  2. Recruiting PMHNP students who can provide care consistent with PECE guiding principles. 
  3. Recruiting culturally diverse PMHNP students who can provide culturally competent care.
  4. Increasing the number of hours PMHNP students are trained.
  5. Providing clinical supervision that leads to American Nurses Credentialing and/or American Association of Nurse Practitioners national certification.
  • Please review the 2022-23 PECE Grant Guides for program guidance and requirements.

Application Dates

  • Opens February 23, 2024
  • Closes April 8, 2024

Webinar

An informational webinar will be held on March 5, 2024, from 2:00 pm to 3:30 pm. This webinar will include information regarding eligibility and how to apply. Click here to register.

Resources

  • 2024-25 Grant Guide (Coming Soon)  

Awards

Psychiatric Education Capacity Expansion (PECE) – Psychiatry Residency Grant Program

The purpose of this program is to enter into grant agreement(s) for grantee(s) to train psychiatry residents and fellows in California, including, but not limited to: 

  1. Adding psychiatry residency/fellowship slots to an existing psychiatry residency/fellowship program.
  2. Recruiting residents and/or fellows who can provide care consistent with the guiding principles. 
  3. Recruiting culturally diverse residents and/or fellows who can provide culturally competent care.
  4. Increasing the number of hours psychiatry residents and/or fellows trained.
  5. Providing clinical supervision that leads to Board of Psychiatry and Neurology certification.

Please review the 2022-23 PECE Grant Guides for program guidance and requirements.

Application Dates

  • Opens February 23, 2024
  • Closes April 8, 2024

Webinar

An informational webinar will be held on March 5, 2024, from 9:00 am to 10:30 am. This webinar will include information regarding eligibility and how to apply. Click here to register.

Resources

  • 2024-25 Grant Guide (Coming Soon)

Awards

Regional Partnership

This grant opportunity will result in agreement(s) with WET Regional Partnerships (RP) administering programs that oversee training and support to the Public Mental Health System workforce in their region.

The RP program must have one or more of the following components:

  • Pipeline Development
  • Undergraduate College and University Scholarships
  • Clinical Master and Doctoral Graduate Education Stipends.
  • Loan Repayment Program
  • Retention Activities

Application Dates

  • TBD 

Awards 

HCAI MHSA Expenditure Report

MHSA Expenditure Report May Revise 2021

WET Five-Year Plan

In January 2019, the California Behavioral Health Planning Council (CBHPC) approved the 2020-2025 WET Five-Year Plan.

Contact Us

Email: BHPrograms@HCAI.ca.gov

Phone: (916) 326-3700

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