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Mental Health Update

July 1, 2021
Mental Health Update

MH Update – 7/1/21 – Follow Up Look on OMH Priority Areas from Block Grant and FMAP Funding

Earlier today, we sent out a ‘top of the trees’ look at how OMH was
strategically beginning to target some of the FMAP/Block Grant Funding.
This attached document provides greater clarity around how OMH plans to
utilize some of the initial funding.

We are pleased that several areas MHANYS and many  of our colleagues have
identified as priority are reflected in this document.

Among the highlights include:


Engage in recruitment and retention of culturally competent mental health
Work with Institutes of Higher Education to foster development of future
Expand and emphasize peer support capacity

Youth Services:

Comprehensive Crisis Services
School Based and College Based Mental Health Capacity
Screening and Early Identification
Funding Youth ACT

Crisis Services:

Greater emphasis on 988 Resources
Funding for Crisis Stabilization Centers
Mobil Crisis Teams Outreach and Expansion
Crisis Residence Start Up and Expansion


Jail Diversion Programs

•           All of these are priority areas for our community. We look
forward to reviewing additional documents in the coming days