Behavioral Health Care Infrastructure Program Grant Application – Proposed Wellness Center


SCH Number
Public Agency
Contra Costa County
Document Title
Behavioral Health Care Infrastructure Program Grant Application – Proposed Wellness Center
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption
Document Description
Contra Costa County (County) Public Works Department is assisting the County Health Services Department (HSD) to construct a facility at the County-owned parcel above to serve as a proposed wellness center to support crisis and longer-term residential treatment programs which have been identified as a high priority in West County. The County HSD will be submitting a grant application to the California Department of Health Care Services for Behavioral Health Care Infrastructure Program (BHCIP) grant funding. For purposes of this funding, a wellness center must focus exclusively on serving individuals with behavioral health conditions, with a commitment to serve Medi-Cal beneficiaries, and offer some or all of the following: • A comprehensive program of mental health services in an outpatient setting, including preventive services, screening, diagnosis, and treatment/management of mental and substance use disorders • Community support groups for people with mental and substance use disorders, including traditional healing activities (talking circles) • Health education, including mental health and/or substance use disorders Service navigation and enabling services such as case management/care coordination, transportation, and translation services • Wellness classes including meditation, fitness, healthy cooking, relaxation strategies, caregiver support, cultural activities, workforce development, and community wellness events • Outpatient clinical services including mental health/substance use disorder screening, diagnosis, and treatment/management This CEQA document covers the BHCIP grant application only. If the grant is awarded and the County decides to utilize this particular property for a wellness center, a subsequent CEQA analysis will be conducted for the actual project.

Contact Information

Shravan Sundaram
Agency Name
Contra Costa County Public Works Department
Job Title
Environmental Analyst I
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency / Project Applicant / Parties Undertaking Project


San Pablo
Contra Costa
Northern California, San Francisco Bay Area
Cross Streets
El Portal Drive and Castro Road
Parcel #
State Highways

Notice of Exemption

Exempt Status
Type, Section or Code
Section 15061(b)(3)
Reasons for Exemption
The activity consists of a grant application (action) to construct a facility (proposed wellness center) for individuals with behavioral health conditions. The activity is not subject to CEQA as it can be seen with certainty that there is no possibility that the activity in question (grant application) may have a significant effect on the environment, pursuant to Article 5, Section 15061(b)(3) of the CEQA guidelines.
County Clerk
Contra Costa


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