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FY 15/16 MHSA Plan Update - Community Planning Process

The community planning process for the FY 15/16 MHSA Plan Update is complete. 

Mail:            MHSA Project Team, 768 Pleasant Valley Road, Suite 201, Diamond Springs, CA 95619

Completed Public Meetings

October 21, 2014 (11:00 am)
Hosted by: Folsom Lake College
Foster and Kinship Parent Program

312 Main Street, Suite 3,Placerville
Meeting Notes

November 20, 2014 (10:00 am)
1000 Rufus Allen Blvd., South Lake Tahoe
Meeting Notes

December 2, 2014 (10:00 am)
330 Fair Lane, Placerville
No Attendees/No Notes

December 2, 2014 (5:30 pm)
Hosted by NAMI El Dorado Western Slope
330 Fair Lane, Placerville
Meeting Notes

December 3, 2014 (1:30 pm)
6540 Wentworth Springs Rd, Georgetown
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December 4, 2014 (6:00 pm)
Hosted by Pioneer Union School District
6860 Mt. Aukum Rd, Somerset
Meeting Notes

December 11, 2014 (6:00 pm)
330 Fair Lane, Placerville
No Attendees/No Notes

December 16, 2014 (6:00 pm)
1000 Rufus Allen Blvd., South Lake Tahoe
Meeting Notes

December 17, 2014 (6:00 pm)
7455 Silva Valley Parkway, El Dorado Hills
Meeting Notes

December 18, 2104 (10:00 am)
2500 Country Club Drive, Cameron Park
Meeting Notes


Meeting Handouts

English     Español  
What is MHSA?

MHSA Components 

Comment Form 

Messages to Reduce Stigma and Discrimination

Funding Summary

CSS Programs
  ¿Qué es MHSA?

MHSA Gráfico 

Forma de Comentarios 

Mensajes para reducer el stigma y la discriminación

Reference Materials

FY 14/15 MHSA Plan Update

Required Plan Changes

  • CSS:  Reduce expenditures in CSS programs to provide a balanced three-year budget.  The public was encouraged to provide input on how this should be accomplished (i.e., should programs be reduced in service levels, eliminated, or re-configured; and how the reductions should be implemented).

Specific Proposals / Plan Changes

These items may or may not have been included in the FY 15/16 MHSA Plan Update, dependent upon a number of factors, including but not limited to the requirements of the Mental Health Services Act, needs in our County, and availability of funding.  

  • CSS:  Allow funding in CSS Project 1a (Youth and Family Full Service Partnership) and CSS Project 1c (Foster Care Enhanced Services) to be shared between the programs.  This will allow maximum funding to be utilized to support the needs of children with higher level service needs.
  • CSS: Utilizing new funding available through the Mental Health Block Grant (MHBG) and funding through MHSA, develop in FY 14/15 under the current Transitional Age Youth program (CSS Project 3a) and expand in the future a First Episode Psychosis (FEP) program as part of CSS Project 3a specifically for Transitional Age Youth age 16-25. [Updated 12/8/14]
  • CSS:  Extend the age range for participation in CSS Project 3a (Transitional Age Youth) through age 25 (currently is 24).  This will allow better alignment of the project with programs for First Episode Psychosis (FEP). 
  • CSS:  Creation of a Mobile Support Team (MST) made up of licensed mental health clinicians and certified substance abuse specialists, to provide field-based support to law enforcement.  When law enforcement encounters a mental health crisis, or even a situation that might have evolved from mental health challenges, they would call the MST to the scene for help in making the right assessments and coming to the best outcome for everyone involved.
  • CSS-Housing:  El Dorado County is eligible to request nonencumbered CSS-Housing funds from CalHFA (the estimated amount is $11,858).  These funds must be utilized to provide housing assistance to those with a serious mental illness who are homeless or soon-to-be-homeless, and include costs such as rental assistance, security deposits,, utility deposits, other move-in costs, moving costs.  It would be anticipated that the County would request these funds to be returned and utilized for clients meeting the criteria for Full Service Partnerships, who are homeless or soon-to-be-homeless.  These funds must be utilized within three years.
  • PEI:  Contribution to CalMHSA to support the Statewide Prevention and Early Intervention (PEI) programs in an amount equal to 1% ($9,471) to 7% ($66,291) of the annual PEI revenues.  Statewide PEI funding is no longer available and this will help CalMHSA continue to provide Statewide PEI programs.  CalMHSA has prepared an impact statement for the Statewide PEI programs for El Dorado County in support of this proposal.  Click here to read the impact statement.
  • PEI:  Extend current funding levels for Project 1d: Primary Intervention Project (PIP) into FY 16/17.
  • PEI:  Increase funding levels for Project 1d: Primary Intervention Project (PIP) into FY 16/17.
  • PEI:  Expand the service areas for Project 1d: Primary Intervention Project (PIP).
  • PEI:  Increase the funding level for Project 1f: Prevention and Early Intervention for Youth in Schools.
  • PEI:  Expand the service areas for Project 1f: Prevention and Early Intervention for Youth in Schools.
  • PEI:  Provide peer-to-peer classes designed for adolescent youth (ages 12-18) who are involved with other adolescents experiencing a mental health or addiction challenge or crisis.  Youth often go to other youths for support before or instead of going to an adult.  This type of class would give the youth tools to support their peers.  [Note from the MHSA Project Team: Mental Health First  Aid is offered in some high schools to youth in their junior or senior year.]
  • PEI/CSS:  Bring programs such as Roots of Empathy and Collaborative Problem Solving to our local schools (PEI) and treatment facilities (CSS). 
  • PEI:  "Nurtured Heart Approach" - Summitview Child and Family Services proposes a Nurtured Heart Approach training on a quarterly basis with six follow up coaching sessions for participants.  The Nurtured Heart Approach is a set of strategies that "inspires appropriate behaviors by energizing children when things are "going right", and it sets clear limits."   More information can be found at  Estimated cost annually not to exceed $19,500.
  • CFTN:  Eliminate funding for iReach support ($900) and program evaluation ($5,000).  With the implementation of electronic health records by health care providers and the Mental Health Division, the use of iReach was discontinued and replaced with a referral process utilizing referrals printed directly from electronic health records (rather than double entering of data into iReach and the electronic health records).  Referrals are faxed to providers.