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MHSA Cycle IV Request for Applications FYs 2017-18 through 2019-20

FISCAL YEARS 2017-18 THROUGH 2019-20

The Department of Developmental Services (DDS) is pleased to announce the Mental Health Services Act (MHSA) Cycle IV Request for Applications (RFA). The MHSA, approved by voters in November 2004, allocates funds to assist counties and state agencies in meeting all responsibilities of the MHSA. DDS has $2.2 million in funding to award to regional centers to develop and implement innovative projects. These projects will commence September 1, 2017, and continue through June 30, 2020. Projects focus on prevention, early intervention, and treatment for children and adult consumers with mental health diagnoses, and also provide support for families.

DDS will select projects that successfully integrate evidence-based models and techniques; incorporate performance-based approaches, interventions, and strategies; provide an ongoing multi-disciplinary, collaborative process identifying local needs and ameliorating system challenges at the local level; and include a mechanism to share information and resources statewide.

Projects must address the fundamental MHSA concepts, which shall be embedded and continuously addressed in both local and county level collaboration efforts. These concepts consist of the following:

  • community collaboration;
  • cultural sensitivity and competence;
  • consumer driven;
  • family driven;
  • wellness, recovery, and resilience focused; and
  • integrated service experiences for clients and their families.
  • Applications are due to DDS and shall be postmarked by Friday, July 14th, 2017.

    DDS will convene a Bidders' Teleconference on Tuesday, June 20, 2017, from 10:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. This teleconference will answer questions concerning the application process. Questions may be emailed prior to the teleconference call to Christine Bagley.

    Bidders Teleconference Call in Number: 1-877-336-1829
    Participant Code: 976305#

Last Updated: 3/2/2018