State Mental Health Board Approved State Budget Request

State Mental Health Board Approved State Budget Request

State agencies are required to have formal budget requests for the next State fiscal year filed by the end of September.  The State Board of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services met last Friday and approved the ODMHSAS 2013 budget request which includes $144M over the prior fiscal year.  Top priorities include maintaining current program services ($16.6M), the Smart on Crime initiative ($105M), support for the ODMHSAS component of a 5-agency coordinated children’s budget request ($8.9M), an initiative to help returning veterans ($1M), and build upon a SBIRT (Screening Brief Intervention and Referral to Treatment) pilot program ($4M). 

View the FY2013 State Department of Mental Health & Substance Abuse Services Budget Request.