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OMH Feedback Sessions on Supplemental Block Grant and FMAP Opportunities – LI Region
April 20, 2021 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
The Office of Mental Health will be hosting feedback sessions designed to gather information and ideas from system stakeholders regarding how it should utilize supplemental block grant and enhanced FMAP funds associated with the December 2020 federal deal that included COVID relief resulting in increased allocations of federal funds to SAMHSA, as well as enhanced FMAP rates to eligible states, Additional MH block grant funds are being provided to best meet unmet prevention, treatment and recovery needs for New Yorkers with or at risk of serious mental illness or serious emotional disturbance.
Please note that there will be additional funds (beyond the funding available through the December 2020 deal) via the American Rescue Plan that passed in early February 2021. OMH anticipates additional funds from that deal that will surpass the funds available from the first deal.
These meetings are an important opportunity for our members to weigh in and provide concrete suggestions that align with the rules regarding how these funds can be used.