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File #: 19-0499    Version: 1 Name: Retroactive State Application / Agreement for Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration Community Mental Health Services Block Grant
Type: Agenda Item Status: Approved
File created: 4/11/2019 In control: Behavioral Health
On agenda: 5/14/2019 Final action: 5/14/2019
Enactment date: Enactment #: Agreement No. 19-217
Title: 1. Approve and authorize the Chairman to execute a retroactive Application / Agreement with the California Department of Health Care Services for Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration Community Mental Health Services Block Grant funds for dual diagnosis mental health services in licensed residential board and care facilities, effective July 1, 2018 through June 30, 2019 ($2,588,632). 2. Approve and authorize the Director of the Department of Behavioral Health, or designee, to execute associated grant agreement documents, expenditure forms and reports on behalf of the Board of Supervisors.
Attachments: 1. Agenda Item, 2. Agreement A-19-217 with DHCS
DATE: May 14, 2019

TO: Board of Supervisors

SUBMITTED BY: Dawan Utecht, Director, Department of Behavioral Health

SUBJECT: Retroactive State Application / Agreement for Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration Community Mental Health Services Block Grant

RECOMMENDED ACTION(S):
TITLE
1. Approve and authorize the Chairman to execute a retroactive Application / Agreement with the California Department of Health Care Services for Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration Community Mental Health Services Block Grant funds for dual diagnosis mental health services in licensed residential board and care facilities, effective July 1, 2018 through June 30, 2019 ($2,588,632).

2. Approve and authorize the Director of the Department of Behavioral Health, or designee, to execute associated grant agreement documents, expenditure forms and reports on behalf of the Board of Supervisors.
REPORT
The Department of Behavioral Health (DBH) submitted a placeholder application, signed by the Department Director due to the short turnaround period for the California Department of Health Care Services (DHCS) annual Federal Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) Community Mental Health Services Block Grant (MHBG). The Application / Agreement was released by DHCS on June 21, 2018 with a final revised submission date of April 15, 2019. Approval of the first recommended action will allow DBH to resubmit the Application / Agreement replacing the placeholder. The grant allows counties to fund dual diagnosis mental health services in licensed residential board and care facilities for adults with serious mental illness (SMI).

The second recommended action would allow the DBH Director to sign grant documents, expenditure forms, and reports on behalf of your Board. The grant allows funding for DBH, with no increase in Net County Cost.

ALTERNATIVE ACTION(S):

If your Board chooses not to approve the recommended actions, DBH wi...

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