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State Planning Grants for Qualifying Community-Based Mobile Crisis Intervention Services

American Rescue Plan Act (ARP) of 2021: Section 9813

State Planning Grants for Qualifying Community-Based Mobile Crisis Intervention Services

The American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 (ARP) amended Title XIX of the Social Security Act (the Act) by adding after section 1946 (42 U.S.C. 1396w–5) the following new section: “SEC. 1947. State Option to Provide Qualifying Community-Based Mobile Crisis Intervention Services.”  This section also authorizes CMS to make funding available for implementing, administering, and making planning grants to states to prepare for implementing qualifying community-based mobile crisis intervention services.

Planning Grants

CMS, through the Center for Medicaid and CHIP Services (CMCS), is seeking applications for planning grants for the purpose of developing a state plan amendment (SPA), section 1115 demonstration application, or section 1915(b) or 1915(c) waiver request (or an amendment to such a waiver) to provide qualifying community-based mobile crisis intervention services.  The Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO) is open to all State Medicaid Agencies.  Up to $15 million total is available under this opportunity. The NOFO is available on Grants.gov by searching CFDA# 93.639.

Applicant Question & Answer Session:

When: Thursday, July 15, 2021 1:00 PM-2:00 PM (UTC-05:00) Eastern Time (US & Canada)

Where: Cms.zoomgov.com

CMS guidance on the state option to provide qualifying community-based mobile crisis intervention services will be issued separately.

For more information about this demonstration project, contact PlanningGrantsMCIS@cms.hhs.gov