20082009 MHSA CSS Budget Narrative PROGRAM I by ojp13483

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									                  2008/2009 MHSA CSS Budget Narrative


PROGRAM I
Existing Program Components -$490,000

Siskiyou County will be continuing to provide funding for 9 personal services
coordinators to provide MHSA Community services and supports in nine different
communities. These services will be to all four age groups and will serve Outreach,
Engagements, and Full Services Partners in each location. These services and
supports will include all of the services and supports requested in our original
MHSA CSS grant request. Those services will include Personal Services
Coordinators, Restaurant and Motel vouchers, tents and sleeping bags, 5 drop in
centers, emergency utility services, and employment services.

Additionally, Siskiyou County is increasing the funding for the Special
Transportation Fund to $20,000 because of the increase in fuel prices. This fund
serves MHSA consumers, candidates, and Full Service Partners by providing
transportation to Psychiatric, medical and dental services providers in Siskiyou
County, Shasta County, and Modoc County and into southern Oregon (Medford
and Klamath Falls).

New Program Components: $255,300

      Co-occurring subcommittee $20,000

      This sub-committee, originally under PROGRAM II, is being transferred to
      PROGRAM I. This sub-committee is providing trainings, consultants, and
      MHSA co-occurring disorder services development for implementation in
      our nine Family/Community Resource centers. These dollars will provide
      funding for staff training and consultants to help us develop these services
      and supports.

      Workforce Education and Training Subcommittee - $33,800

      This sub-committee will be utilizing the state approve WET Pre-planning
      dollars to develop input from consumers, consumer family members,
stakeholders, and community partners to write the WET needs assessment
and grant.

Housing subcommittee -$10,000

This subcommittee, originally under PROGRAM II will be transferred to
PROGRAM I. The new MHSA Housing Coordinator will be hired as of
September, 2008 and will lead this subcommittee in developing a MHSA
FSP Long Term Housing strategy and complete the housing grant request.
These funds will assist them in providing staff training, housing, travel, and
consultant fees.



Older Adult Subcommittee - $36,750

This sub-committee, originally under PROGRAM II, will be transferred to
PROGRAM I. This sub-committee will be utilizing 49% of the state
approved PEI Pre-Planning dollars to get consumer/consumer family
member, stakeholder, and community partner input for our PEI Grant
request, which they will receive 49% of for deliverable MHSA Older Adult
Services and Supports to nine Family/Community Resource Centers.

TAY Subcommittee - $38,250

This sub-committee, originally under PROGRAM I, will be transferred to
PROGRAM I. This sub-committee will be utilizing 51% of the state
approved PEI Pre-Planning dollars to get consumer/consumer family
member, stakeholder, and community partner input for our PEI Grant
request, which they will receive 51% of for deliverable MHSA Older TAY
Services and Supports to nine Family/Community Resource Centers.



The Village at Long Beach, CA Training - $10,000

Siskiyou County in partnership with the Department of Mental Cooperative
would like to visit The Village Emersion Program. We would like to take
three teams on three different occasions. The first team would be consumers
and Behavioral Health Staff, the Second team would be MHSA Personal
Service Coordinators, and the third team would be Family/Community
Resource Center directors. The travel coat would be covered by these funds.

Butte Valley Resource Center -$20,000

Siskiyou County would like to partner with an additional
Family/Community Resource Center which began operation in Doris, CA
January of this year. We believe that by January 2009 they will
developmentally be ready to hire a Personal Services Coordinator with these
funds and begin to provide MHSA Outreach, Engagement, and FSP services
and supports.

Drop In Center Activities Fund - $10,000

Siskiyou County is proud to announce that we have opened 5 regional
Consumer drop in centers and are ready to begin implementing consumer
run activities. These funds will be split, between the five drop in centers, to
help fund these activities. Each drop in center will receive $2,000.



MHSA Housing Renters/Mortgage Assistance Program Component:
$30,000 plus $100,000 from Family/Community Resource Center
2007/2008 rollover dollars.

This program component is in response to consumer input and feedback. It
will address the long term permanent housing needs of Full Service Partners
(51%) and Candidates (49%). These funds will be allocated toward the first
month’s rent and deposit and up to 25% of the monthly rent/mortgage for a
maximum of 6 months. The Candidate/Full Services Partner will be eligible
on a one time basis; however, if the candidate is upgrading their housing
these funds can follow them to the upgraded housing.

FSP PILOT Emergency Medication Fund-$18,000

This new pilot program component will assist Full Service Partners with
payment for psychotropic medications when there is an identified need such
as the FSP needs these medications to be able to function independently,
      address employment, housing, and/or educational needs and they do not
      have enough income, or have illegal status, and/or they don’t qualify for
      Medi-Cal/Insurance. These funds will be available to all Family/Community
      Resource Centers.

      FSP Pilot Emergency Heating Fuel Fund- $18,000

      Siskiyou County has been hit hard with fuel price increases so that it
      requires $1,000 - $1,200 to fill heating fuel tanks. This will be a huge impact
      on our Full Services Partners this winter. These funds will be available to all
      family/Community Resource centers for Full Service Partners.



      MHSA Work for a Day Stipends - $18,000

      Siskiyou County is dedicating these to support MHSA candidates and Full
      Services Partners in acquiring employment skills and addressing
      employment barriers. Candidates and Full Service Partners will be able to
      earn stipends for work they are doing while addressing these issues. These
      funds will be available to all family/Community Resource centers for
      Candidates and Full Service Partners.

PROGRAM I SUMMARY - $745,300

Program I will be receiving $745,300 for MHSA Outreach, Engagement, and Full
Service Partner services and supports. This represents 60% of our available
funding going back out into ten communities. Siskiyou County’s MHSA program
is truly a county wide effort to transform how public mental services and supports
are delivered thus reducing many of the barriers identified in our original
community wide, consumer, and consumer’s family member input in 2005.
PROGRAM II
Existing Program Components - $407,412???

     Administration --- Mary I’ll leave this for you.

     Clinical Component --- Mary I’ll leave this for you.

     Communication Services and Hardware - $7,500

     Siskiyou County MHSA is re-looking at weekly client staffing procedures.
     Currently the MHSA System Administrator and clinical staff travel to nine
     different cites to provide face to face clinical staffing of MHSDA
     consumers, candidates and Full Services Partners. These funds will be
     utilized to develop computer/telephone conferencing capabilities to reduce
     travel to, starting this year, 10 different cities.



     Family Law Component- $1,000

     The MHSA program would like to these funds to purchase mental health,
     co-occurring, family pamphlets and brochures as a part of our education and
     support to families in this program component.



Program II New Program Components - $80,388

     Health Assistant II

     The MHSA Health Assistant has 15 years of previous experience and has
     more than stepped up to the plate during her time her. I would like to
     recommend that she be promoted to a Health Assistant II.

     MHSA System Administrator, Deputy Director, and Director Training-
     $15,000

     These funds are dedicated to providing State MHSA program, grants, fiscal
     and data training to MHSA System Administrator, Deputy Director, and
     Director and or their designee.
        MHSA Prudent Reserves-$60,388

        The State Department of Mental Health requires that each county dedicate
        50% of their Community Services and Supports to Prudent Reserves by June
        2010. These funds will be allocated to the Siskiyou County MHSA Prudent
        Reserves.

PROGRAM II Summary - $487,800

Siskiyou County, through existing and new program components will be utilizing
$487.800 for Program II. This represents 40% of available funds remaining in
Behavioral Health Services and 60% of the funds going back out into the
community for MHSA Services and Supports.
Revised 7/21/08

								
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