Community Behavioral Health Bed Program
The Community Behavioral Health Bed Program awards grants to hospitals and other entities to establish or build new short-term behavioral health care beds, or facilities that provide for the diversion or transition of patients from state hospitals.
Program grants have been used to fund:
- Community hospital inpatient psychiatric beds
- Free-standing evaluation and treatment facilities
- Triage facilities
- Crisis stabilization facilities with 16 or fewer beds
- Secure detoxification facilities and co-occurring treatment
- Enhanced service facilities
- Other transitional facilities
This is a reimbursement-style grant for capital construction projects only. Funds may be used for purchasing, construction and equipment costs associated with establishing the facility. Operating costs are ineligible. Program funds come from the sale of state bonds (no federal funds).
Grants are awarded through a competitive process conducted by Commerce, the Washington State Department of Health, the Department of Social and Health Services and the Health Care Authority. All projects must maintain the beds or facility for the intended use for at least 10 years.
All funds (made available in the 2015-17 State Capital budget) for Community Behavioral Health Bed Program grants have been awarded.