Certified Community Behavioral Health Clinics
CSFA Number: 478-00-2867
Agency Name
Department Of Healthcare And Family Services (478)
Agency Contact
Eric Foster
(217) 557-8269
Short Description
210 ILCS 34/3-5 authorizes the Certified Community Behavioral Health Clinics (CCBHC) Program, and provides state funding to providers operating the CCBHC model; who were funded through a Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), Center for Mental Health Services (CMHS) CCBHC Expansion (CCBHC-E) Grant prior to July 1, 2021. The CCBHC model aims to ensure that all consumers who seek care have access to a common set of services. CMHCs or other behavioral health organizations must provide directly or through a Designated Collaborating Organization (DCO) the following nine types of services to qualify as a CCBHC: 1) *Crisis mental health services; 2) *Screening, assessment, and diagnosis; 3) *Outpatient mental health and substance use disorder (SUD) treatment; 4) *Person-centered treatment planning; 5) primary care screening and monitoring of key health indicators; 6) targeted case management; 7) psychiatric rehabilitation; 8) peer support; and 9) intensive services for members of the armed forces and veterans. (Note: Services indicated with an * must be delivered directly by the CCBHC) Program History: The CCBHC Demonstration was established under the Federal Protecting Access to Medicare Act of 2014. The Demonstration required state Medicaid programs to reimburse CCBHCs through an enhanced prospective payment rate designed to cover the total cost of the full scope of CCBHC services. In 2015, Illinois was awarded a CCBHC planning grant, but ultimately did not participate in the CCBHC Demonstration. In 2018, Congress authorized the CCBHC Expansion (CCBHC-E) grant program administered by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA). The CCBHC-E grant program awards clinics two years of grant funding to provide CCBHC services. Clinics in demonstration states and those in non-demonstration states are eligible for CCBHC-E funding. CCBHC-E grantees must meet the same basic criteria as CCBHCs participating in the demonstration, but the grant does not alter Medicaid reimbursement or require that state agencies play a role in supporting implementation or oversight of the grants. CCBHC-E grantees must begin providing CCBHC services within four months of grant award. As of the FY21 there are a total of ten providers (site locations) in Illinois that are receiving funding through SAMHSA CCBHC-E Grants. The purpose of the CCBHC-E program is to increase access to and improve the quality of community mental and substance use disorder treatment services through the expansion of CCBHCs. CCBHCs provide person- and family- centered integrated services. The CCBHC Expansion grant program must provide access to services including 24/7 crisis intervention services for individuals with serious mental illness (SMI) or substance use disorders (SUD), including opioid use disorders; children and adolescents with serious emotional disturbance (SED); and individuals with co-occurring mental and substance disorders (COD). The program will provide comprehensive 24/7 access to community-based mental and substance use disorder services; treatment of co-occurring disorders; and physical healthcare in one single location.
Federal Authorization
Illinois Statue Authorization
210 ILCS 34/3-5
Illinois Administrative Rules Authorization
210 ILCS 34/3-5 defines an eligible provider as a Behavioral Health provider who has been funded by SAMHSA for the Implementation of the CCBHC model prior to July 1, 2021. Currently there are four providers that meet the statutory criteria of having been granted SAMHSA CCBHC-E grant prior to July 1, 2021 and their SAMHSA funding for the CCBHC model expire on April 30, 2022. The states intention for this NOFO is to provide temporary transitional funding that allow for existing eligible providers to sustain their CCBHC model of care while the state develops, seeks approval from CMS, and Implements the CCBHC model as a Medicaid reimbursable provider type under Illinois Medicaid Authority. All eligible CCBHCs shall: 1) Continue to meet the existing CCBHC certification requirements as agreed to under their SAMHSA CCBHC-E grant. 2) Maintain all agreements with Designated Collaborating Organizations (DCO) to ensure fidelity to CCBHC certification, if applicable. 3) Continue to provide all CCBHC services as required or agreed to in their SAMHSA CCBHC-E grant. 4) Continue to serve their identified regions, counties, or catchment areas as stated in their SAMHSA CCBHC-E grant. Collaboration with the state behavioral health authority and state Medicaid Office is expected. Grantee must use state funding in the same manner and purpose as under SAMHSA’s CCBHC-E Grant award, primarily to support direct services.
Prime Recipient
UGA Program Terms
Eligible Applicants
Applicant Eligibility
An entity may not apply for a grant until the entity has registered and pre-qualified through the Grant Accountability and Transparency Act (GATA) Grantee Portal, www.grants.illinois.gov/portal. Registration and pre-qualification are required annually. During pre-qualification, verifications are performed including a check of federal SAM.gov Exclusion List and status on the Illinois Stop Payment List. The Grantee Portal alerts the entity alerts of “qualified” status or informs how to remediate a negative verification (e.g., inactive DUNS, not in good standing with the Secretary of State). Inclusion on the SAM.gov Exclusion List cannot be remediated. Unique Entity Identifier and System for Award Management (SAM): Currently, DUNS is still the authoritative source. Beginning April 4, 2022 the UEI will be the authoritative source. A UEI will automatically be assigned to those agencies who already have a DUNS number associated with it. Each applicant is required to: • Be registered in SAM.gov before submitting its application. Provide a valid unique entity identifier in its application; if your organization does not yet have a UEI/DUNS refer to https://fedgov.dnb.com/webform/displayHomePage.do to request one • Continue to maintain an active SAM registration with current information at all times during which it has an active award, an application ,or plan under consideration by the Department The Department may not make an award to an applicant until the applicant has complied with all applicable unique entity identifier and SAM requirements. If an applicant has not fully complied with the requirements by the time the Department is ready to make an award, the Department may determine that the applicant is not qualified to receive an award and use that determination as a basis for making an award to another applicant.
Beneficiary Eligibility
Types of Assistance
Direct Payments with Unrestricted Use
Subject / Service Area
Credentials / Documentation
Preapplication Coordination
Application Procedures
Potential Applicants will be contacted directly by the department and provided additional information regarding the application requirements and necessary documentation needed to submit a complete application packet.
Criteria Selecting Proposals
The Notice of funding opportunity is exempted from the Merit based review requirements.
Award Procedures
The Department will make direct contact with Award recipients.
Range of Approval or Disapproval Time
General Announcement.
Formula Matching Requirements
Uses and Restrictions
Account Identification
Range and Average of Financial Assistance
up to $2,000,000
Program Accomplishments
Regulations, Guidelines, and Literature
Regional or Local Assistance Location
Headquarters Office
Program Website
Example Projects
Published Date
Funding By Fiscal Year
FY 2022 : $10,000,000
Federal Funding
Notice of Funding Opportunities
Agency IDAward RangeApplication Range
Agency IDGrantee NameStart DateEnd DateAmount
2022-28-011-CENCenterstone of Illinois07/01/202206/30/20242,000,000