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File #: 22-067    Version: 1 Name:
Type: Resolution Status: Passed
File created: 12/29/2021 Departments: HEALTH
On agenda: 1/25/2022 Final action: 1/25/2022
Title: Adopt a resolution authorizing agreement 969-WET-2021-SMC with California Mental Health Services Authority for the Greater Bay Area Regional Partnership Workforce Education and Training Grant for the term of July 1, 2021 through June 30, 2025, in an amount not to exceed $246,024.
Attachments: 1. 20220125_r_CalMHSA GBA WET PA, 2. 20220125_a_CalMHSA GBA WET PA
Special Notice / Hearing: None__
Vote Required: Majority

To: Honorable Board of Supervisors
From: Louise F. Rogers, Chief, San Mateo County Health
Scott Gilman, Director, Behavioral Health and Recovery Services

Subject: Agreement with California Mental Health Services Authority for the Greater Bay Area Regional Partnership Workforce Education and Training Grant

RECOMMENDATION:
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Adopt a resolution authorizing agreement 969-WET-2021-SMC with California Mental Health Services Authority for the Greater Bay Area Regional Partnership Workforce Education and Training Grant for the term of July 1, 2021 through June 30, 2025, in an amount not to exceed $246,024.

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BACKGROUND:
In 2004, California voters passed Proposition 63, known as the Mental Health Services
Act (MHSA), which created additional State funds to expand mental health services. Since 2006, MHSA resources and expenditures have been approved by your Board as part of the larger County Health budget.

During the County's FY 2019-20 MHSA Annual Update planning process and through a series of stakeholder meetings held between April and August of 2019, priorities for one-time funding were developed, which included addressing the shortage of behavioral health practitioners in public behavioral health systems.

On November 6, 2019, the Mental Health and Substance Abuse and Recovery Commission (Commission) held a public hearing, where the Commission reviewed and recommended that your Board approve the FY 2019-20 MHSA Annual Update, including the one-time funding priorities.

On April 7, 2020, your Board approved the FY 2019-20 MHSA Annual Update.

DISCUSSION:
Since the passage of MHSA in 2004, the MHSA Workforce Education and Training (WET) component has provided a unique opportunity to expand and improve the public behavioral health workforce, including: evidence-based and promising approaches to training and capacity building for providers responding to behavioral health issu...

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