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 percent 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:
1) Community Planning
2) Community Services & Supports Plan3) Capital Facilities and Information Technology4) Workforce Education & Training Programs5) Prevention & Early Intervention Programs6) Innovative Programs
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.
- MSHA Budget Summary 2012/2013
- Questions for Stakeholders
- Proposed Stakeholder Participation Process and Graphic
- DMH Vision Statement and Guiding Principles of the MHSA - February 2005
- The Mental Health Services Act: At A Glance
- Full Text of the Mental Health Services Act - Revised March 2011
- Acta de Servicios de Salud Mental - Full text of the Mental Health Services Act in Spanish
- Governing Rules of the MHSA Stakeholder Committee
- MHSA Glossary - Created by County of Santa Barbara - Revised May 2011
Community Planning Meetings
- Forums for Mental Health Services Act 2013/2014 Schedule
- Forum Mental Health Services for Adults and Older Adults 3/18/2014
- Forum Mental Health Services for Children and Families and TAY 3/18/2014
- Directions to 3/18/2014 Healthy Start Family Resource meeting at Laytonville Center/Hardwood Hall
- Mary Alice Willeford
MHSA Fiscal Analyst
MHSA Components & Funding
- MHSA 3 Year Plan for Fiscal Year 2013-2016
- Mental Health Services Act 3 Year Plan 2013-2016 Public Comment and Answers
- Mendocino County Mental Health Board Recommendations to Board of Supervisors for the MHSA 3 Year Plan 2013-2016
- MHSA PEI Prudent Reserve, May 29, 2012
- MHSA 2011/2012 Annual Update, Final Submitted to DMH June 30, 2011
- Circulated Draft, 2011/2012 Annual Update, May 24, 2011
- Public Notice Document
Annual Plan Update
- MHSA Budget Summary 2012/2013
- Updated Draft MHSA Plan for 2012-2013
- Final Submitted, 2010 - 2011 Plan Update, October 18, 2010
- Public Notice for the Proposed 10-11 Plan Update for the CSS, Workforce Education & Training, and PEI Components
- Circulated Draft, 2010 - 2011 Plan Update, June 2, 2010
Community Services & Supports (CSS) Plan
- Final MHSA 2010-2011 Update Submitted to State on February 17, 2011
- Circulated Draft MHSA 2010-2011 Update, January 5, 2011
- Public Notice:
- Proposed Update to 3-Year Program and Expenditure Plan
- Proposed Request to Dedicate Funds to CSS Local Prudent Reserve
- 2009-10 Plan, Final Update - Submitted
- 2008-09 Plan, Final Update - State Approved
- 3 Year Plan (2005-06, 2006-07 and 2007-08) - State Approved
- Prudent Reserve Request
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:
- MHLAP Flyer
- MHLAP Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)
- All applications must be submitted online through the CalREACH website
- View State Approved Plan
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
- Public Notice: Proposed PEI Request for Funding for Community Program Planning
- Training, Technical Assistance and Capacity Building Funds Request
- Prevention and Early Intervention (PEI) Component of the Three Year Program
Robine Meloche (707) 472-2332
Statewide Prevention and Early Intervention
- Public Notice for the Proposed Prevention and Early Intervention Assignment Agreement of Planning Estimates for Statewide PEI Projects
- Supplemental MHSA PEI Statewide Programs Assignment Agreement
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.
Capital Facilities and Information Technology
The Capital Facilities and Information Technology component is in the pre-planning stage.
The Community Planning component was completed in the 2004/05 year.
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