The newly passed federal Bipartisan Safer Communities Act, passed by Congress as part of comprehensive gun safety legislation, will increase the number of Certified Community Behavioral Health Clinics (CCBHCs). Beginning July 1, 2024, and every two years through 2030, up to 10 additional states may start participating in the Medicaid CCBHC demonstration programs. The Act has $40 million in funding for fiscal year 2023 for planning grants and technical assistance to states. The funds will remain available until expended. As of July 20, 2022, the federal Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), which oversees the CCBHC program, has . . .