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File #: 21-0952    Version: 1 Name: Retroactive Grant Application with the California Department of Health Care Services for Crisis Care Mobile Units Program Funds
Type: Agenda Item Status: Approved
File created: 9/13/2021 In control: Behavioral Health
On agenda: 10/19/2021 Final action: 10/19/2021
Enactment date: Enactment #:
Title: Retroactively approve and authorize the Department of Behavioral Health's previous submittal of a grant application to the California Department of Health Care Services for supplemental funds to expand crisis intervention team services ($753,500).
Attachments: 1. Agenda Item, 2. DHCS Grant Application
DATE: October 19, 2021

TO: Board of Supervisors

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

SUBJECT: Retroactive Grant Application with the California Department of Health Care Services for Crisis Care Mobile Units Program Funds

RECOMMENDED ACTION(S):
TITLE
Retroactively approve and authorize the Department of Behavioral Health's previous submittal of a grant application to the California Department of Health Care Services for supplemental funds to expand crisis intervention team services ($753,500).
REPORT
Approval of the recommended action will authorize the retroactive submission of a grant application to the California Department of Health Care Services (DHCS) for supplemental funds for mobile crisis intervention team (CIT) services and training specific to CIT for Youth. This item is countywide.

ALTERNATIVE ACTION(S):

There is no alternative action. Should your Board opt not to approve the recommended action, the submitted grant application will be withdrawn from consideration for funding.

FISCAL IMPACT:

There is no increase in Net County Cost associated with the recommended action. If awarded the grant will provide $753,500 for CIT services over approximately a four-year period (FYs 2021-22 to 2024-25). The funding includes a non-competitive implementation grant base allocation of $500,000 and a requested competitive amount of $253,500. The Department is not required to provide a match and is allowed up to 10% or $68,500 for administrative costs. If the grant is awarded, the Department will return to your Board with an agreement with DHCS and amendments to the existing CIT service agreements (Agreement Nos. 15-317 and 18-688) to add funding for new staff.

DISCUSSION:

DHCS is utilizing $150 million in funding received from the Behavioral Health Continuum Infrastructure Program and $55 million in funding received from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration through the Coronavirus Response and Relief...

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