The Community Care Expansion Program

Overview

  • California is making a significant investment in supporting seniors and adults with disabilities to live safely in the community.
  • The state budget includes historic investments in infrastructure, including $3 billion in funding opportunities through competitive grants to qualified entities to construct, acquire and rehabilitate real estate assets. These funds are available through the Community of Care Expansion (CCE) Program at the California Department of Social Services (CDSS) and the Behavioral Health Continuum Infrastructure Program (BHCIP) at Department of Health Care Services (DHCS).
  • The CCE program was established by Assembly Bill (AB) 172 (Chapter 69, Statutes of 2021) and the Fiscal Year (FY) 2021-22 state budget appropriated $805 million for the program, available over three years, July 1, 2021 through June 30, 2024.
  • The CCE program will fund the acquisition, construction, and rehabilitation of adult and senior care facilities that serve applicants and recipients of Social Security Income (SSI) including individuals who are at risk of or experiencing homelessness and those who have behavioral health conditions, expanding the state’s housing and care continuum and ensuring better treatment outcomes and preventing the cycle of homelessness or unnecessary institutionalization.
  • CCE will require a match and a commitment of long-term use of the facility for the intended purpose.

Background

Statutory Authority

Pursuant to Welfare and Institutions Code 18999.97, under the CCE program, qualified grantees shall administer projects for the acquisition, construction, or rehabilitation of property to be operated as residential adult and senior care facilities, or to promote the sustainability of existing licensed residential adult and senior care facilities through the provision of capitalized operating subsidy reserves. Funds appropriated for the purposes of this section shall be awarded, at the discretion of the department, to qualified grantees that include, but are not limited to, counties, tribes, or jointly applying counties and tribes.

Timeline

CCE Capital Expansion Program 

  • RFA Release: January 31, 2022
  • Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis 

Contact Us

For questions or to be added to the CCE listserv, email CCE@dss.ca.gov.

Contact Us

CDSS Housing and Homelessness Branch

744 P Street, MS 8-4-70
Sacramento, CA 95814
CCE@dss.ca.gov
(916) 651-5155

Resources and Information

For more information about CCE or BHCIP, visit Infrastructure Building - California Health and Human Services.

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