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MHSA SLO County Fiscal References

Revenue for the Mental Health Services Act (MHSA), also known as Proposition 63, is generated from a 1% personal income tax on income in excess of $1 million. County's are given a monthly allocation based on unreserved and unspent revenue received in the State’s Mental Health Trust Fund for the MHSA. The methodology of the distribution to each County is determined by the Department of Health Care Services and is reviewed annually.

Counties are responsible for allocating MHSA funds by component. Pursuant to Welfare and Institutions Code 5892 (a) and (b), the distribution of funds by MHSA component is as follows:

  1. Innovation will receive 5% of the total funding
  2. Prevention and Early Intervention (PEI) will receive 20% of the balance
  3. Community and Supports Services (CSS) will receive the remaining amount.

Annually, up to 20% of the average amount of funds allocated for the past five years may be transferred from CSS to prudent reserve, Workforce, Education and Training (WET), and Capital Facilities and Technological Needs (CFTN) .

Related Forms & Documents

MHSA Fiscal Definitions
MHSA FY 18-19 Annual Update to the Three-Year Plan FY 17-20
MHSA FY 17-18 Revenue and Expenditure Report
MHSA FY 16-17 Revenue and Expenditure Report
MHSA Guiding Principles

This "call to action" shows on every MHSA page.