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Integrated Behavioral Health Services (IBHS) Supplemental Funding



Application Deadline: May 13, 2019

Sponsoring Organization

Bureau of Primary Health Care (BPHC)


Offers supplemental funding to existing Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) Health Center Program (H80) operational grant award recipients, also known as health centers, to support the expansion of integrated behavioral health services. Increases access to high quality services for the prevention and treatment of mental health conditions, substance use disorders (SUDs), including opioid use disorders (OUD), and co-occurring physical conditions.

Program outcomes include

  • Increasing new and/or existing patients receiving SUD and/or mental health services as reported in the 2020 Uniform Data System (UDS) report
  • Adding at least 0.5 SUD and/or mental health service personnel full-time equivalent (FTE) within 8 months of award

Activities supported by the program include:

  • Workforce expansion
  • Professional development and training
  • Clinical workflow and practice transformation
  • Opioid prevention
  • Pain management
  • Enhancing telehealth and health information technologies
  • Strengthening community partnerships, outreach, and integration

For examples of purchases and other uses of program funding, see Appendix A of the supplemental funding guidance.

Amount of Funding

Award ceiling: $145,000 per year
Project period: 1 year
Estimated number of awards: 1,375
Estimated total program funding: $200,000,000

Who Can Apply

Organizations currently receiving HRSA Health Center Program operational grant (H80) funding are eligible to apply.

Geographic Coverage


What This Program Funds

Capacity Building • Equipment • New Program • Operating Costs and Staffing • Training Providers

Application Process

Application instructions, requirements, and other information about the online application process are available in the supplemental funding guidance.

IBHS user guide for applicants
Applicant frequently asked questions


For programmatic or technical questions:
IBHS Technical Assistance Team

For grants management or budget questions:
Mona D. Thompson

Rural Awards

Examples of past awards communities have received are described on the program website.

Rural communities that have received funding include:

  • Benewah Medical Center in Plummer, Idaho
  • Access Family Health Services in Smithville, Mississippi
  • Rural Health Care, Inc. in Fort Pierre, South Dakota
  • Wayne Memorial Community Health Centers in Honesdale, Pennsylvania
  • Native Village of Eyak in Cordova, Alaska
  • Hidalgo Medical Services in Lordsburg, New Mexico

Topics This Program Addresses

Community Planning and Coalition Building • Education and Training • Healthcare Facilities • Healthcare Workforce • Mental Health • Opioids • Substance Use Disorder • Teleservices and Technology • Treatment