CHA News Article

MHSOAC Accepting Funding Proposals for Hiring Mental Health Triage Personnel

The Mental Health Services Oversight and Accountability Commission (MHSOAC) will award $32 million in Mental Health Services Act (MHSA) funding to support grants for hiring at least 600 mental health triage personnel statewide. The funding is the result of the Investment in Mental Health Wellness Act of 2013, passed this year by the Legislature. Grant applications are due Jan. 3, 2014, by 5 p.m.

MHSOAC intends for the grants to expand the number of mental health personnel available to provide crisis support services, including crisis triage, targeted case management and linkage to services for individuals with mental health illness who require a crisis intervention. California counties, counties acting jointly or city mental health departments are eligible to compete for triage personnel grants. A copy of the request for applications (RFA), as well selection criteria, background information and an overview of the grant program are available at Questions related to the application process may be directed to Norma Pate, chief, administrative services, at