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Contra Costa Mental Health Recommends Programs for PEI Funding


Wednesday, June 3, 2009



Archived. This is an older press release from 2009 and may not contain the latest information. Please view our current press releases for 2014 items.



What:

Contra Costa Health Services' Mental Health Division is recommending $3.9 million in new contract awards to implement 23 programs submitted by 20 community-based organizations. The programs will address Prevention and Early Intervention (PEI) service categories funded by the State Mental Health Services Act. The County received 68 proposals and conducted a two-week review to select the final recommended programs based on priorities previously established by local consumers and stakeholders.

Who:

The list of recommended recipients and a description of each priority population are online here

How & When:

A total of $5.5 million has been approved by the State Department of Mental Health to invest in Contra Costa County for PEI programs. The program recommendations will take effect July 1, 2009 and continue for a 12-month period though June 30, 2010. Another $1.6 million will be used to initiate County-run programs during this same time period.

Why:

These proposals are for PEI funds provided by the State MHSA, which was passed by voters in 2004. MHSA is intended to transform the public mental health system by promoting non-traditional and innovative wellness/recovery strategies and culturally competent services.


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