Recommendations on the Mental Health Block Grant and Enhanced FMAP Rates

Budget Analysis & Priorities

May 4, 2022

The Healthy Minds, Healthy Kids Campaign provided feedback on how the state might utilize federal funding through the Mental Health Block Grant (MHBG) administered through the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Service Administration (SAMSHA), as well as enhanced funding through the Federal Medical Assistance Percentage (FMAP). Recommendations include workforce investments, investment in integrated case management and treatment models, addressing the chronic shortage in clinical capacity, and more.

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