On October 19, 2015, the federal Substance Abuse and Mental Health Administration (SAMHSA) awarded 24 states funding to develop plans for a Certified Community Behavioral Health Centers (CCBHCs) and prepare applications to participate in a two-year demonstration program. Each state was awarded between about $800,000 to $900,000. At the end of the planning period, SAMHSA will select eight of the 24 states to participate in the demonstration program, which will begin in January 2017. The 24 states will use the funding to ensure that community behavioral health clinics that apply to become “certified” meet the criteria for . . .
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