Can a portion of either the BHCIP or CCE grant funds pay for additional staff or staff upgrades?

Service and staff-related expenses are not covered by the BHCIP grant. However, for CCE funds, a capitalized operating subsidy reserve (COSR) can be incorporated into the project budget to cover operational deficits for up to 5 years. See Section 3.7 (page 17) of the joint RFA.