Investment in Mental Health Wellness Grant Program for Children and Youth

Portal ID:
1590
Status:
Active
Opportunity Type:
  • Grant
Last Updated:
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Details

Purpose:

Is intended to improve access to mental health crisis services in California for children and youth, ages 21 and under by funding a statewide expansion of mobile crisis support teams (MCSTs), crisis stabilization and Children’s Crisis Residential Program beds, and family respite care via grants available to counties.

Description:

Chapter 30, Statutes of 2016 (SB 833), Section 20, established the Investment in Mental Health Wellness Grant Program for Children and Youth and is intended to improve access to mental health crisis services in California for children and youth, ages 21 and under. SB 833 provides a mechanism for funding a statewide expansion of mobile crisis support teams (MCSTs), crisis stabilization and Children’s Crisis Residential Program beds, and family respite care via grants available to counties.

ELIGIBLE APPLICANTS

Counties and counties applying jointly are eligible applicants. Counties and counties applying jointly may also designate a private nonprofit corporation or public agency to receive grant funding.

ELIGIBLE COSTS

- Purchase of Real Property - Construction/Renovation - Furnishings/Equipment- Information Technology - Three Months Start-Up - MCST Vehicles- MCST Personnel Funding (12 Months)

PROGRAM FUNDING

For the first funding round grant awards, in the amount of $730,323.90 in capital funding and $1,320,660 in MCST personnel funding were approved on May 30, 2019. There is $36,732,604.10 in capital and $2,679,340 in annual MCST personnel funding (up to five years) available for subsequent funding rounds. Counties may apply for funding without regard to maximum Grant amounts per county. Additional funds forfeited in the Investment in Mental Health Wellness Grant Program (SB 82) will be made available for this program. The amount of those funds is yet to be determined.

Eligibility Requirements

Eligible Applicants:

  • Other

Counties and counties applying jointly are eligible applicants. Counties and counties applying jointly may also designate a private nonprofit corporation or public agency to receive grant funding.

Eligible Geographies:

None.

Important Dates

Application deadline The date (and time, where applicable) by which all applications must be submitted to the grantor.
Expected award announcement The date on which the grantor expects to announce the recipient(s) of the grant.
April 29, 2021
Period of performance The length of time during which the grant money must be utilized.
Until June 30, 2026

Funding Details

Total estimated available funding The total projected dollar amount of the grant.
$36,732,604
Expected number of awards A single grant opportunity may represent one or many awards. Some grantors may know in advance the exact number of awards to be given. Others may indicate a range. Some may wish to and wait until the application period closes before determining how many awards to offer; in this case, a value of “Dependent” will display.
Dependent
Estimated amount per award Grant opportunities representing multiple awards may offer awards in the same amount or in varied amounts. Some may wish to wait until the application period closes before determining per-award amounts; in this case, a value of “Dependent” will display.
Dependent
Letter of Intent Required? Certain grants require that the recipient(s) provide a letter of intent.
No
Requires Matched Funding? Certain grants require that the recipient(s) be able to fully or partially match the grant award amount with another funding source.
No
Funding Source: The funding source allocated to fund the grant. It may be either State or Federal (or a combination of both), and be tied to a specific piece of legislation, a proposition, or a bond number.
  • State

Funding Source Notes:

General Fund and Mental Health Services Act Fund.

Funding Method: The manner in which the grant funding will be delivered to the awardee. Funding methods include reimbursements (where the recipient spends out-of-pocket and is reimbursed by the grantor) and advances (where the recipient spends received grant funds directly).
  • Advances & Reimbursement(s)

Funding Method Notes:

See Section 7325 of the Program regulations for more details at https://www.treasurer.ca.gov/chffa/imhwa/childrenyouth/regulations/cy-regulations-may2019.pdf

How to Apply

State agencies/departments recommend you read the full grant guidelines before applying.

Resources

For questions about this grant, contact:
California Health Facilities Financing Authority, 1-916-653-2799, chffa@treasurer.ca.gov

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