Capital Facilities Plan Amendment
Riverside County is proposing a MHSA Amendment to its Capital Facilities plan. Counties are allowed to shift funds from Community Services and Support (CSS) component to continue to fund Capital Facility projects. In this particular case, Riverside County is planning to convert a homeless shelter (Roy's Place) into a large Adult Residential Facility with 90-100 bed capacity. The Department is hopeful that this project will provide more cost effective alternative levels of care. The Department is required to post this plan amendment for 30-days followed by a Public Hearing. The Behavioral Health Commission plans on hosting a Public Hearing on May 3, 2017 to allow review and comment on this plan amendment as well as their new 3-Year Program and Expenditure Plan for FY 17/18 - 19/20. Click here for the project description, the CSS transfer summary, and fiscal summary sheet associated with this project.
Capital Facilities and Technological Needs
In accordance with DMH Information Notice 10-21, counties are allowed to provide updates to new or existing MHSA components and programs. Riverside University Health System – Behavioral Health updated its Capital Facilities Project with the proposal to consolidate several of the Western and Central Regional Children’s outpatient clinic sites into one facility in order to increase functional and operational efficiency.
This Capital Facilities Western Region Children’s Proposal was available for a 30-day comment period, from May 4 through June 3, 2011.
Riverside University Health System – Behavioral Health had previously submitted an initial Capital Facilities / Technological Needs Component Plan in July 2008, which was approved by the State Department of Mental Health in August 2008. In September 2009, Riverside submitted a revised and updated Capital Facilities and Technological Needs Component Proposal. This second and final proposal was approved by the State Department of Mental Health on October 15, 2009 for the Capital Facilities projects.
This funding will be utilized for one or more capital facilities projects which will include consolidation of MHSA Outpatient Clinic sites.
The State also gave counties the flexibility to determine what percentage of funding could be applied toward either Capital Facility or Technology. This Capital Facilities/Technological Needs Component Plan describes the use of the funds and the percentage of funding for each component. This Plan was available for the 30-day comment period, from August 5 through September 4, 2009.
The Technology funds are utilized to complete and support implementation of previously approved Behavioral Health Information System (BHIS) and Consumer/Family Empowerment Projects. The Technological Needs Component Plan was available for a 30-day comment period from February 22, 2010 through March 24, 2010.
In compliance with DMH Information Notice No. 08-21, Riverside County had submitting a Request for Capital Facilities Pre-Development Funds in the amount of $500,000 to help support the development of projects. The Request for Capital Facilities Pre-Development Funds was made available for a 30-day public review and comment period that ran from December 9, 2009 through January 8, 2010.