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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 or Territory to develop and implement its own State Mental Health Plan for improving community-based services and reducing reliance on hospitalization.

The State is required to seek 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.

Each State or Territory is also 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.

FY14 and FY15 Mental Health Block Grant Application

FY12 and FY13 Mental Health Block Grant Application

FFY 2009 - FFY 2011

The public is invited to comment on any of the above.


FFY 2008

Federal Peer Review of the NH Plan

The application is presented and defended before a panel of reviewers. The State Planner and the Chair of the State Mental Health Planning and Advisory Council represent New Hampshire at the review.

Federal Monitoring Report

Public Comments are Welcomed

The public is invited to comment on the planning and progress of the Community Mental Health Block grant initiatives.

To submit comments:

Lee Ustinich
State Planning and Review Specialist at
Telephone: (603) 271-5048 or via
E-mail at

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