Mental Health Services Act Reversion Expenditure Plan Available for Public Comment


Mono County Behavioral Health receives state-based funding for mental health services as a result of California Proposition 63 (now known as the Mental Health Services Act or MHSA), which was passed in November of 2004. MHSA provides increased funding to support California’s county mental health programs. The MHSA imposes a one percent income tax on personal income in excess of $1 million to address a broad continuum of community services, supports, prevention, early intervention and services needs and the necessary infrastructure, technology and training elements that will effectively support this system, with the purpose of promoting recovery for individuals with serious mental illness. Counties develop or enhance mental health programs in accordance with State requirements, by engaging in an annual Community Program Planning Process that includes significant stakeholder input and involvement.

On May 15, 2018, Mono County Behavioral Health posted its Reversion Expenditure Plan, which focuses on requirements set forth by AB 114, which became effective July 10, 2017. This assembly bill stated that unspent MHSA funds up for reversion are now reallocated back to the county of origin for the purpose which they were originally allocated. For example, Prevention and Early Intervention (PEI) funds up for reversion were reallocated to the county for PEI purposes only. 

Every county must develop a plan to spend its reallocated funds and post it to the county’s website. All reverted funds must be expended no later than June 30, 2020. These funds are unlike regular MHSA revenue. They will not renew every year and once they have been spent, the state is not providing additional funding to replace it. The reverted funds are, in a sense, one-time allocations.

Mono County Behavioral Health has been notified that $74,710 in the Prevention and Early Intervention component and $85,088 in the Innovations component were reverted back to the State and immediately reallocated to Mono County Behavioral Health for use before June 30, 2020.  Mono County Behavioral Health will be accepting public comment on its Reversion Expenditure Plan until June 15, 2018. 

The plan is currently available at the following link