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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

  • MHSA Community Planning Meetings 

MHSA Forums Schedule for 2014/2015

MHSA Forums Schedule for 2013/2014 




Archived Agendas and Minutes

    Contact Us

    General Questions & Workgroup Information:


    MHSA Components & Funding




    Annual Plan Update

    Community Services & Supports (CSS) Plan

    Workforce Education & Training Programs

    2014/2015 Mental Health Loan Assumption Program

     The Health Professions Education Foundation is pleased to announce that the 2014/2015 Mental Health Loan Assumption Program (MHLAP) Cycle is now open. The program cycle will close on November 30, 2014. Please encourage all potential applicants to go to https://calreach.oshpd.ca.gov  to complete their application.  A new application must be submitted each time you apply. Last year’s application will not be accepted. For resources on how to apply, please visit www.healthprofessions.ca.gov/.

    Eligibility Requirements:

    ·         Applicants may work or volunteer with an organization which is administered, in whole or part, by the County Mental Health Department including County Mental Health funded contractors, subcontractors and Juvenile Halls.

    ·         Applicants must be working or volunteering in a hard-to-fill or retain position in any capacity that meets your County Mental Health workforce needs.  The County Mental Health Director may determine what professions or positions fit their criteria for their County.

    Attached is a copy of the Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs).  If you have any updates regarding a change to your counties MH Director/Designee, notify us as soon as possible.  Please feel free to call us with any questions.  


    Constantino Raya| Program Officer                  
    Phone: (916) 326 3655 

    KC Mohseni | Program Officer
    Phone: (916) 326 3648  Fax: (916) 324 6585

    Kulwinder Kaur | Program Officer
    Phone: (916) 326 3644  Fax: (916) 324 6585

    For more information:

    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.

    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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