A new grant funding opportunity to expand bed-based substance use treatment and recovery services is now open for application by eligible service providers.
The Province is investing $13.5 million in grant funding to increase the number of community-based, publicly funded treatment and recovery beds across British Columbia. More than ever, people who use substances must be able to access these services, if and when they need them.
The Canadian Mental Health Association, BC Division (CMHA BC), in consultation with the Community Action Initiative, Ministry of Mental Health and Addictions, health authorities and other partners, is administering this grant call.
Funding is available to licensed or registered not-for-profit or private service providers providing high-quality, evidence-informed bed-based treatment and recovery services to expand publicly funded beds over a 3-year period (from 2021-2024).
Service providers that are able to address current gaps in care to target populations, including rural/remote communities and small population centres, are particularly encouraged to apply.
Deadline to apply: October 7, 2020 by 5 pm (PST)
Key Eligibility Requirements
- New beds provide substance use residential treatment or supportive recovery services and are designated for adult clients (aged 19 years or older).
- Applicant organization holds a current and valid license or registration under the Community Care and Assisted Living Act (CCALA) for the site(s) where the new bed(s) will be located, or will be granted a license or registration no later than April 1, 2021.
- Applicants provide services and programs in accordance to provincial legislation and regulations, standards, policies and best care guidance for substance use.
- Applicants must have the appropriate experience, organizational capacity, staff expertise and resources to implement the proposed expansion within stated timelines.
How to apply
For further information and to access the online grant application system, please visit the CMHA BC grant webpage at cmhabc-applications.ca.