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Mental Health Services Act Draft "Innovation" Plan 30-day Public Review

Author: Frank Warren
Date: 3/23/2021 2:52:30 PM

The Behavioral Health Department has released its current Mental Health Services Act (MHSA) Innovation component plan for public review from March 23, 2021 until April 21, 2021.

The County of San Luis Obispo’s Behavioral Health Department (SLOBHD) is excited to put forth this plan to utilize Mental Health Services Act (MHSA) Innovation (INN) component funds to test new methods to serve and engage the community mental health field. The goal of the proposed Innovation projects is to build capacity within the community by learning new and adapted models for promoting positive mental health and reducing the negative impact of mental illness and stigma.

Over a sixteen-month period, the SLOBHD worked collaboratively with local stakeholders, including consumers and family members, to develop the County’s INN Plan containing two INN projects. The plan consists of new and novel mental health practices or approaches that will contribute to informing the County and its stakeholders as to improved methods for addressing mental health disparities.

The County of San Luis Obispo’s INN Plan consists of two distinct projects which will be conducted over four years.  The total cost of the two projects, including administrative services, is projected to be approximately $1.2 million. The projects will be funded with the County’s INN funds.

To review the proposed plan, visit:

To submit comments or questions:

Comments must be received no later than April 21, 2021.


A public hearing to receive comment regarding the Mental Health Services Act Innovation Plan for FY 2021-2025 will be held during the regular meeting of the Behavioral Health Advisory Board.

Wednesday, April 21, 2021, 3:00 p.m.


Meeting ID: 998 3376 7421        Passcode: 908455

By phone: 888 475 4499 US Toll-free

For further information, please contact Tim Siler, MPP at (805) 781-4064; [email protected]