Riverside University Health System – Behavioral Health has posted the FINAL MHSA FY16/17 Plan Update.  The 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. 


This Plan Update is an opportunity to update stakeholders on the 3-Year MHSA Program and Expenditure Plan for FY14/15 through FY16/17.  It describes already approved programs, target populations, services, program changes, and updates.  A Progress Report for program activities is also incorporated in the Update.  The Department will continue to update community stakeholders on progress and outcome information for MHSA programs as reports become available.  This includes circulation, review, and feedback from the MHSA Planning Committees, Behavioral Health Commission, and Community Stakeholders.


The Department sought feedback on the FY16/17 Plan Update from any and all community stakeholders and interested parties.  All comments had to be received by Thursday, May 5, 2016.  The Department also held Public Hearings on May 4-5, 2016.



Feedback Form FY 16/17 - ENGLISH

Feedback Form FY 16/17 - SPANISH


Click here for the Final FY 16/17 MHSA PLAN UPDATE - ENGLISH

Click here for the Final FY 16/17 MHSA PLAN UPDATE - SPANISH



The Riverside University Health System – Behavioral Health is posting the FINAL MHSA 3-Year Program and Expenditure (3YPE) Plan FY14/15 through FY16/17. The DRAFT 3YPE Plan was posted for a 30-day public review and comment period, from April 3, through May 7, 2014.  After the 30-day public review and comment period, a Public Hearing was held by the Riverside University Health System – Behavioral Health Board.  The Hearing was held on May 7, 2014 at the Metro Training Center, 3801 University Avenue in Riverside from 2:30 – 4:00 pm.  All community input and comments were recorded and reviewed with an Ad Hoc Mental Health Board Executive Committee to determine if changes to the Work Plans were necessary.  All input, comments, and Board recommendations from the Public Hearing are documented and included in this Final Plan.

When MHSA planning was first initiated, counties were required to develop three-year MHSA component plans and to update those plans on an annual basis.  Following the previous annual update process for FY13/14, the decision was made to move toward integration of the components and to prepare and submit a new 3-Year Program and Expenditure Plan.  In response, on August 2, 2013, the Mental Health Services Oversight and Accountability Commission (MHSOAC) released to County Mental Health Directors the Instructions, Fiscal Worksheets and updated Certification Forms to be included in the Mental Health Services Act “Fiscal Year (FY) 2014/2015 through FY2016/2017 MHSA 3-Year Program and Expenditure Plan”.

The Commission strongly believes in a robust, meaningful stakeholder process and therefore provided the 3YPE instructions as a means for counties to follow statue and regulations required in the Community Planning Process as well as provide other information that was to be included in the update.  Riverside County welcomed this opportunity to engage stakeholders in reviewing and providing input into the 3YPE Plan.  This also allowed the County to re-evaluate the performance of MHSA programs and make any necessary changes, amendments, additions, or eliminations.

The MHSOAC instructions state that the 3YPE should address each MHSA component and all age spans including Community Services and Supports for children and youth, transition age youth, adults, and older adults; Capital Facilities and Technology; Workforce Education and Training; Prevention and Early Intervention; and Innovation programs.  The County is required to update this plan annually.  The 3YPE, and subsequent annual updates, will be subject to a 30-day posting and comment period followed by a Public Hearing by the local Mental Health Board to elicit face-to-face public comments.

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