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Mental Health Update

April 13, 2021
Mental Health Update

MH Update – 4/13/21 – Registration Now Open- OMH CMHS Block Grant and Enhanced Federal Medical Assistance Percentage Regional Feedback Sessions

Recent federal legislation provides supplemental funding to mental health services through time-limited expansions of the Community Mental Health Services (CMHS) Block Grant and the Federal Medical Assistance Percentage (FMAP) share of funds for Medicaid programs. The Office of Mental Health (OMH) is seeking feedback from community stakeholders to identify opportunities for how to best use these funds to meet unmet prevention, treatment, and recovery supports for people with or at risk of serious mental illness or serious emotional disturbance.

Stakeholders, including service recipients, healthcare providers and members of the public are invited to provide feedback that will inform planning for the use of this funding. For additional information about this new federal funding and the feedback OMH is seeking to aid in the planning process, please visit:

To manage bandwidth, regional (as defined by OMH Field Office Regions) feedback sessions have been scheduled for the following dates, although stakeholders are invited to attend any session that meets their schedule availability.

Hudson River Region, April 19, 2021, 2:00 p.m.-4:00 p.m., Register Here

Long Island Region, April 20, 2021, 12:00 p.m.-2:00 p.m., Register Here

New York City, April 26, 2021, 9:00 a.m.-11:00 a.m., Register Here

Western New York Region, April 29, 2021, 2:00 p.m.-4:00 p.m., Register Here

Central New York Region, April 30, 2021, 12:00 p.m.-2:00 p.m., Register Here

If stakeholders are unable to attend a feedback session or wish to provide written feedback, they are invited to do so via online email submission form:

Thank you in advance for your feedback and participation.

Public Information Office
Office of Mental Health
44 Holland Ave., Albany, NY 12229

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