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Webinar replay: state strategies for the certified community behavioral health clinic demonstration planning grant opportunity

This webinar was held on November 7, 2022.

The Bipartisan Safer Communities Act offers new funding for states to develop a Certified Community Behavioral Health Clinic (CCBHC) Demonstration program. A new CCBHC Planning Grant Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO) for states has just been released with a deadline of Monday December 19, 2022. During this webinar – a follow up to our October 6 webinar – experts from HMA and the National Council for Mental Wellbeing provided an overview of the CCBHC Demonstration program NOFO, offered strategies for using CCBHC as a strategic transformational opportunity for systems improvement, reviewed the NOFO requirements and key changes from previous opportunities, and outline strategies for developing a successful response.

Learning Objectives

  • Review requirements of the new CCBHC Demonstration Planning NOFO for states and how it varies from previous efforts.
  • Understand the importance of aligning the CCBHC model within a larger state behavioral health and integrated care strategy.
  • Learn key considerations for states in responding to the opportunity and steps to improve the quality of a response.


Kristan McIntosh, Principal, HMA

Heidi Arthur, Principal, HMA

Josh Rubin, Principal, HMA

Rebecca Farley-David, Senior Advisor, Public Policy and Special Initiatives, National Council for Mental Wellbeing


Did You Miss Part 1 of our CCBHC Planning Grant Webinar Series?

In case you missed it, experts from HMA and the National Council for Mental Wellbeing were joined by state leaders from New York and Michigan (two current CCBHC Demonstration states) for a pre-NOFO release discussion on October 6, 2022. During this prior webinar, we shared lessons learned and strategies states have used to successfully plan for the CCBHC Demonstration Program and leverage the CCBHC initiative as a transformation opportunity that can help behavioral health care systems achieve their broader health quality and access goals. The recording, slide deck, and an associated Q&A document from that previous session can be found here.