0977 Health Facilities Financing Authority
Program Descriptions


Chapter 34, Statutes of 2013 (SB 82), the Investment in Mental Health Wellness Act of 2013 (the "Act") and related legislation provided $142.5 million in one-time General Fund, and $4 million in ongoing Mental Health Services Act ("MHSA") funding to provide grants for community based mental health crisis support, which may also be eligible for matching federal funding.

The Act established a new grant program to disburse funds to California counties or to their nonprofit or public agency designates for the purpose of developing mental health crisis support programs. Specifically, funds will increase capacity for client assistance and services in crisis intervention, crisis stabilization, crisis residential treatment, rehabilitative mental health services, and mobile crisis support teams. CHFFA grants will support capital improvement, expansion and limited start-up costs.