MHSA Community Services and Supports (CSS) Plan
On January 10, 2006 the Riverside County Board of Supervisors approved the final Community Services and Support Three-Year Expenditure Plan Community Services and Support Three-Year Expenditure Plan. Please click the link to view the Plan in its final form. These CSS services and supports are designed to enhance mental health services for children and youth with serious emotional disturbances and for transition age youth, adults, and older adults with serious mental illness.
Final requested Revisions of the Plan were received at the state level on May 9, 2006. The Riverside University Health System – Behavioral Health is pleased to announce that on July 6, 2006 we received our letter of approval for the MHSA CSS Plan from the State of California. The State has approved all of our proposed programs and the department will be funded as of June 1, 2006. We are now moving forward with all of the planned activities.
Annual Updates (Previous 2 years – FY12/13 and FY13/14)
The MHSA Plan Update is the mechanism used by Counties to inform Stakeholders of progress and to request funds for MHSA programs and components. Counties can request funding for previously approved programs, propose new programs, consolidate programs, or terminate programs.
FY2013/2014 MHSA PLAN UPDATE
The Riverside County MHSA Plan Update for FY13/14 did not request any new programs, but requested expansion of, and funding for, previously approved programs only. The Plan Update described already approved programs, target populations, and services. A Progress Report for program activities in FY11/12 is also incorporated in the Update.
The Riverside University Health System – Behavioral Health posted the Draft FY13/14 Plan Update for a 30-day comment period from April 1 through May 2, 1013, with a Public Hearing held on May 1, 2013. The Plan was reviewed and approved by the Riverside University Health System – Behavioral Health Board on June 5, 2012 and adopted by the Riverside County Board of Supervisors on June 18, 2013.
FY2012/2013 MHSA PLAN UPDATE
Riverside University Health System – Behavioral Health Department submitted its MHSA FY12/13 Annual Update to the Mental Health Oversight and Accountability Commission (MHSOAC) in June 2012. Per directives set forth by the enactment of AB 100, the State Department of Mental Health no longer reviews or approves funding requests, but requires submittal of each County’s Annual Update to the MHSOAC. MHSOAC still has approval authority over the Innovation Component. For FY12/13, Riverside County did not request any new programs, but continued to fund the previously approved programs for each MHSA component. A Progress Report for program activities in FY10/11 was also incorporated in the Update. The Riverside University Health System – Behavioral Health Department posted the Draft FY12/13 Plan Update for a 30-day comment period from March 5 through April 4, 2012, with a Public Hearing held on April 4, 2012. The Plan was reviewed and approved by the Riverside County Mental Health Board on May 2, 2012.
The documents below provide descriptions of the affordable housing projects for which the Riverside University Health System – Behavioral Health Department requested MHSA housing funds. The developments of all of the proposed supportive housing units were consistent with the Riverside University Health System – Behavioral Health Community Services and Support (CSS) Plan. Public input and feedback regarding each project was sought by the Department and community members were provided a 30 day period to submit feedback forms with their opinions and recommendations.
Perris Family Apartments and Perris Family Apartments Supportive Services Chart
Bella Vista Project and Bella Vista Supportive Services Chart
Legacy Project and Legacy Supportive Services Chart
Rancho Dorado Project and Rancho Dorado Supportive Services Chart
Vineyards at Menifee Project and Vineyards at Menifee Supportive Services Chart
Vintage at Snowberry Project and Vintage at Snowberry Supportive Services Chart
Cedar Glen Project and Cedar Glen Supportive Services Chart
The Homeless/Housing Opportunities, Partnership & Education Program HHOPE Program supports the Riverside University Health System – Behavioral Health Department Programs and the consumers they serve. The goal of HHOPE is also to partner with housing providers across the continuum of housing options to promote housing development, improve access to housing and to ensure effective supportive housing services to persons served in Riverside County.
Per Mental Health Services Act (MHSA) regulations, counties must establish a Prudent Reserve to ensure that MHSA services do not have to be significantly reduced in years in which revenues are below the average of previous years. Deposits into the Prudent Reserve are limited to “20% of the average amount of MHSA funds allocated to that county for the previous five years”. To satisfy this requirement, Riverside County proposed to add two million dollars of unspent MHSA Prevention and Early Intervention funds to the previously approved and established Prudent Reserve, which brings the total Prudent Reserve account to $28,300,497. Riverside County feels confident will ensure sustainability of its previously approved MHSA programs.