Today, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), through the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), announced that it has awarded $127.7 million to expand Certified Community Behavioral Health Clinics (CCBHCs) across the country. These grant awards support the Biden-Harris Administration’s ongoing efforts to advance President Biden’s Unity Agenda to tackle the country’s mental health crisis and beat the opioid epidemic.

Today’s announcement, which was made at Chicago-based Thresholds Center for Mental Health Wellbeing , includes 128 grants to health clinics in 40 states and Puerto Rico. Each grantee will receive up to $1 million per year for four years. Of the 128, 63 grants totaling $62.8 million were awarded for the CCBHC Planning, Development, and Implementation (CCBHC-PDI) grant to assist clinics to establish and implement new CCBHC programs and 65 grants totaling $64.9 million were awarded for the CCBHC Improvement and Advancement (CCBHC–IA) grant to enhance and support existing CCBHCs.

Congratulations to the new Illinois CCBHC grantees/sites:

MCLEAN COUNTY CENTER FOR HUMAN SERVICES INC, THE Bloomington IL
THRESHOLDS Chicago IL
THRESHOLDS Chicago IL
PILLARS COMMUNITY HEALTH Countryside IL
SINNISSIPPI CENTERS, INC. Dixon IL
NORTH CENTRAL BEHAVORIAL HEALTH SYSTEMS, INC. LaSalle IL
CENTERSTONE OF ILLINOIS, INC. West Frankfort IL
CENTERSTONE OF ILLINOIS, INC. West Frankfort IL

Full press release can be found here: Approaching 60th Anniversary of Community Mental Health Act of 1963, the Biden-Harris Administration Awards Nearly $130 Million to Expand Certified Community Behavioral Health Clinics Across US | HHS.gov