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Behavioral Health Provider CARES Grant Application Opens Monday July 27

07/20/2020
3:39 PM
Evan Gonzales, C (505) 508-8045 - evgonzales@bernco.gov

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 Monday July 27, 2020 at 8 a.m. at www.bernco.gov/BHcares

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.

The application process will open July 27, 2020 8 a.m. and close on Aug. 3, 2020 5 p.m. or until funds have been exhausted. First grant payment will go out mid to late August.

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

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About Bernalillo County

Bernalillo County is 1,160 square miles and is New Mexico’s most populous county with more than 674,000 residents. Bernalillo County government provides a wide range of public services to residents who live in Albuquerque, Los Ranchos and Tijeras and the 111,000 residents who live outside the village and city limits in the unincorporated areas of the county. Bernalillo County employs approximately 2,500 people and has an annual operating budget and capital investments of more than $500 million. Elected officials include five county commissioners, assessor, clerk, probate judge, sheriff and treasurer.

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