Thursday, March 01, 2018

Grant Funding Addresses Long-Term Community Behavioral Health Needs


MACo Policy Associate Kevin Kinnally testified in support of House Bill 1092, “Behavioral Health Crisis Response Grant Program – Establishment”, before the House Health and Government Operations Committee on February 27, 2018.

The proposed program allows local behavioral health authorities to apply for a competitive grant to expand or establish crisis response programs. Local jurisdictions would be afforded more funds to meet the behavioral health needs of the community through mobile crisis teams, on-demand walk-in services, and residential beds. These programs allow counties to begin to address long-term public health issues in the community, instead of just responding to needs as they arise.
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