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Bill Detail: HB22-1281

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Title Behavioral Health-care Continuum Gap Grant Program
Status Governor Signed (05/18/2022)
Bill Subjects
  • Public Health
House Sponsors N. Ricks (D)
S. Gonzales-Gutierrez (D)
Senate Sponsors B. Rankin (R)
F. Winter (D)
House Committee Public and Behavioral Health & Human Services
Senate Committee Appropriations
Date Introduced 03/07/2022

The bill establishes the community behavioral health-care
continuum gap grant program (grant program) in the behavioral health
administration (BHA). The BHA administers the grant program. As part
of the grant program, the BHA may award community investment grants
to support services along the continuum of behavioral health care and
children, youth, and family services grants to expand youth-oriented and

family-oriented behavioral health-care services. A community-based
organization, local government, or nonprofit organization is eligible for
a grant award.
The BHA must develop a behavioral health-care services
assessment tool that grant applicants can use to identify regional gaps in
services on the behavioral health-care service continuum. In awarding
grants, the BHA shall give preference to applicants providing a service
that addresses a gap in services identified with the assessment tool.
In order to receive a grant, an applicant must submit an application
and identify a source of contributing funds or nonfinancial contributing
resources, such as in-kind contributions, that directly support the
behavioral health-care services provided with the grant award.
Each grant recipient must report to the BHA information about the
use of the grant award. The state department of human services must
include information about the grant program in its annual State
Measurement for Accountable, Responsive, and Transparent (SMART)
Government Act hearing.
The bill appropriates $90 million from the behavioral and mental
health cash fund to the state department for the grant program.

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