Diversion Program (California Department of State Hospitals – DSH)
In recent years, California has seen a drastic increase in the referral to state hospitals of patients who are incompetent to stand trial. The state has also experienced a growing homeless population, which has a high prevalence of mental illness (and co-occurring substance use disorder issues). The 2018-19 State Budget includes $100 million General Fund over three years for the expansion and development of county diversion programs, with the majority of funding going to the 15 counties with the highest referrals to state hospitals.
Community Services Infrastructure Grant Program
The California Health Facilities Financing Authority (CHFFA) is pleased to invite California counties to submit applications for the Community Services Infrastructure Grant Program (CSI) during the Second Funding Round. The competitive grant program provides funding to California counties to support acquiring, renovating, furnishing and equipping facilities for the purpose of creating and expanding community alternatives to incarceration.
The deadline to apply during the Second Funding Round is Friday, November 29, 2019 at 5:00 PM. Please click the link below to learn more about CSI Program and to access the grant application. For questions, please call (916) 653-2799. Staff at CHFFA are happy to assist and answer any questions.
Senate Bill 843 (2016), Section 52 established a competitive grant program to disburse funds for the purpose of creating and expanding community alternatives to incarceration. The CSI Grant Program intends to expand access to jail and prison diversion programs and services; create or expand mental health treatment facilities, substance use disorder treatment facilities, and trauma-centered service facilities in local communities; and reduce the need of mental health treatment, substance use disorder treatment, and trauma-centered services in jails and prisons. The 2017-2018 budget bill appropriated $65,813,000 to fund capital projects under the Community Services Infrastructure Grant Program.
The grants from the California Health Facilities Financing Authority (CHFFA) will be disbursed to California counties to support acquiring and expanding facilities.
CHFFA accepted applications from California counties during the first funding round, which ended on April 30, 2019.