Mental Health Services Act

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Mental Health Services Act

In 2004, California voters passed the Mental Health Services Act or MHSA (Proposition 63). The MHSA places a 1% tax on personal incomes over $1,000,000 and then distributes those funds to behavioral health departments across the state. The goal of the MHSA is to transform the public mental health system into one that is client- and family-driven, recovery-oriented, accessible, and culturally competent.

In Mono County, the Behavioral Health Department uses MHSA funds to pay for a very wide array of programs, activities, and services. These range from the wellness centers in Walker and Mammoth to the community socials in Bridgeport and Benton to North Star, our school-based counseling center. 

For more information on how the MHSA is working in our community, please see the 2017-2020 Mental Health Services Act Three-Year Plan and the 2019-2020 MHSA Annual Update

MHSA Announcement (July 24, 2020)
Extension of MHSA Annual Update FY 2019-2020 & MHSA Three Year Program & Expenditure Plan for FY 2017-18 to FY 2019-20
Mono County Behavioral Health will continue with its current Three-Year Plan and Annual Update for FY 2020-21.  This will allow for adequate time to ensure the stakeholder process is fully engaged in preparation of a new Three-Year Plan that reflects 1) a thorough understanding of community needs which are in transition as a result of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic and civil unrest, and 2) meaningful budget forecasts. This change also provides the department with additional time to complete the plan, which is necessary since some critical staff have been reassigned from typical MHSA duties to respond to the pandemic. For further information about this announcement, please contact Amanda Greenberg at or 760-924-1754.


Other MHSA plans that are available to the public include: 
Technology Suite Innovation Plan
Reversion Expenditure Plan (replaced by updated plan in 2019-2020 MHSA Annual Update)
Updated Reversion Expenditure Plan
MHSA FY 2014-2017 Three-Year Plan and Annual Updates
MHSA FY 2018-2019 Annual Update