Public Law 102-321 is designed to assist states to establish, implement, and expand an organized, community-based system of care for adults with serious mental illness (SMI) and children with serious emotional disturbance (SED). The Center for Mental Health Services (CMHS) provides funding to enable states to meet this goal. CMHS is a federal agency that operates under the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), which is part of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS).
Funding from CMHS is received annually through the Community Mental Health Services Block Grant. Each year, states must reapply for the grant in order to obtain funding, and must meet a variety of monitoring and reporting requirements.
Currently, the grant award for Nevada is approximately $3 million per year. These funds are used to provide community-based mental health services through the following:
The major documents completed for the CMHS Block Grant include the annual Grant Application and the annual Implementation Report. These documents are available for review below:
Public Comments on these documents may be submitted to:
Approximately every five years, CMHS conducts an on site monitoring visit to ensure states' compliance with the administrative and programmatic requirements of the Block Grant. This monitoring visit includes the review of grant expenditures, compliance with funding agreements and assurances, strengths within the state mental health system, and recommendations for improvement. Nevada completed its most recent monitoring visit during February, 2006. CMHS issued a summary report, which is available for review below: