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 Mental Health Services Act

The MHSA provides the opportunity for the State to provide increased funding to transform and support county mental health programs that provide client and family member driven "recovery and resiliency" mental health services to children (and their families), transitional age youth, adults and older adults. The Act is funded through an annual 1% tax on income in excess of $1 million to fund county mental health programs consistent with local county approved plans that include broad-based community involvement including mental health service consumers and family members of consumers.


The MHSA includes six components:

Within these components funding is available for Capital Facilities, Community Planning, Community Services and Supports, Housing, Innovation, Prevention and Early Intervention, Technology and Workforce Education and Training.


General Information

Community Planning Meetings




Contact Us

General Questions & Workgroup Information:

Fiscal:


MHSA Components & Funding

2012/2013

2011/2012

2010/2011

Annual Plan Update

Community Services & Supports (CSS) Plan


Workforce Education & Training Programs

Fiscal Year 2013-2014 Mental Health Loan Assumption Program (MHLAP) Application

Standby for future opportunities

MHLAP was created by the Mental Health Services Act (MHSA), passed by California voters in November 2004. The Act provided funding to develop a loan forgiveness program in order to retain qualified professionals working within the Public Mental Health System. All applicants must be working in a publicly-funded mental health program/position that is administered whole or in part by the County Department of Mental Health. This includes County Contractors and subcontractors if approved by the County Mental Health Director.

Through the Workforce Education and Training component of the MHSA, $10 million is allocated yearly to loan assumption awards. Mendocino County’s allocation for fiscal year 2013-2014 is $25,179. An award recipient may receive up to $10,000 to repay educational loans in exchange for a 12-month service obligation in a hard-to-fill or retain position within the County. Counties determine which professions are eligible for their County’s hard-to-fill positions.

For more information:

Contact:
Robin Meloche  (707) 472-2332

To receive notification of training opportunities related to mental health services, please send us a request or call (707) 472-2332.


Prevention & Early Intervention (PEI) Programs

PEI Contact:
Robine Meloche  (707) 472-2332


Statewide Prevention and Early Intervention


Innovative Programs

Directing Change is part of statewide efforts to prevent suicide, reduce stigma and discrimination related to mental illness, and to promote the mental health and wellness of students.

Mendocino County Behavioral Health and Recovery Services will be spending February developing the top 10 ideas to insure that State qualifications are met. The qualifying ideas will be put to a public survey.  Look for the survey in the beginning of March. The survey will be emailed to all Innovation Meeting Participants and MHSA Stakeholders and made public via the media.

Innovative Project Selection Survey Coming Soon!


Capital Facilities and Information Technology

The Capital Facilities and Information Technology component is in the pre-planning stage.


Community Planning

The Community Planning component was completed in the 2004/05 year.

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