Behavioral Health Services

The application for the grant is closed. (Updated 9/30/2020 at 5 p.m.)


Behavioral Health Provider CARES Grant

Bernalillo County– The Department of Behavioral Health Services opens the application process for behavioral health providers who wish to apply for emergency financial support through the Bernalillo County Behavioral Health Provider CARES Grant. This grant is for qualified behavioral health providers to assist with costs associated with interruption caused by the coronavirus (COVID-19).

Through the issuance of these funds, Bernalillo County hopes to:

  • Increase the access of behavioral health care services to Bernalillo County residents from behavioral health providers during the COVID-19 pandemic;
  • Expand services to minimize the behavioral health impact of COVID-19 among Bernalillo County residents;
  • Ensure that behavioral health provider systems have the capacity to handle COVID-19 impacted clients through an expansion of services to address new needs related to the pandemic and the rapid demand for services.

Through this program, the county will offer one-time grants up to $10,000 to qualifying behavioral health providers covering costs such as employee wages, vendor bills and telehealth expansions. One million dollars has been allocated for this fund, which is available as part of the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act federal stimulus package.

The link to the application will be available on Tuesday Sept. 8, 2020 at 8 a.m. at

The application process will be electronic and will require the following documentation be attached to the application:

  • W-9 Form
  • Active State Organization Registration (Articles of Incorporation)
  • New Mexico Secretary of State Certificate of Good Standing
  • Organization Financials (applicable 2018 or 2019 tax return or equivalent)
  • Staffing Documentation for 2019 or 2018 (W-3 Summary, 1096 or 2019 or 2019 IRS Form 941)
  • Updated and Current Property Tax Receipt or Copy of Current Lease
  • New Mexico Taxation and Revenue 2020 CRS Documentation
  • Current Bernalillo County or City of Albuquerque Business License.

Once the online process has begun, it cannot be saved. If an applicant exits the application process before submitting, the process will begin again when the applicant clicks the link. Once the form is complete and the documents are attached, applicants will click on the submit button and the application is complete. Applications cannot be accessed again once they are submitted.

Priority will be given to business and organizations that did not receive funds from the Small Business Administration’s Economic Injury Disaster Loan (EIDL), Federal Paycheck Protection Program (PPP), small business assistance funds from the State of New Mexico or the City of Albuquerque, or Bernalillo County economic development CARES grant.

Regardless of whether a provider is eligible for this program, they may still qualify for other existing assistance programs.

Have questions about the Application process?

Call (505) 468-1590 or email

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