Community Mental Health Block Grant
The Center for Mental Health Services (CMHS), under the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), supports public mental health services and encourages the development of creative and cost-effective systems of community-based care for people with serious mental disorders.
Through the Community Mental Health Services Block Grant to the States, the CMHS works in collaboration with each State to develop and implement its own State Mental Health Plan for improving community-based services and reducing reliance on hospitalization.
Revision of the FY2016-2017 Block Grant Application for the new 10 percent set-aside
The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) is directed by Congress through its FY 2016 Omnibus bill, Public Law 114-113, to set aside 10 percent of the Mental Health Block Grant (MHBG) allocation for each state to support evidence-based programs that provide treatment for those with early serious mental illness (SMI) and a first episode psychosis (FEP) – an increase from the previous 5% set aside.
- SAMHSA Letter: 10% Set-Aside
- SAMHSA Guidance: 10% Set-Aside
- Federal Fiscal Year 2016 State Allocations
- NH Plan for 10% Set-Aside for First Episode Psychosis Training
- Annual Mental Health Block Grant Report: Federal Fiscal Year 2015
- FFY16-17 Mental Health Block Grant Assessment and Plan
The State is required to have a mental health planning council, which includes consumers of mental health services and family members, as well as service providers and State officials, to review the Plan and the implementation of the Plan. New Hampshire's council is the State Behavioral Health Advisory Council.
Public Comments are Welcomed
The State seeks comments from the public on the State Mental Health Plan and Implementation Report. The Bureau of Behavioral Health encourages and welcomes such comments at anytime.
The public is invited to comment on the planning and progress of the Community Mental Health Block grant initiatives.
To submit comments:
Beth Anne Nichols
State Planner: MHBG Behavioral Health
Telephone: (603) 271-5075
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