Mental Health Services Act
What is the Mental Health Service Act (MHSA)?
On November 2nd, 2004, California voters approved Proposition 63, known as the Mental Health Services Act (MHSA). This ballot initiative provided funds to transform the way public mental health services are provided. Please view the Mental Health Services Act.
MHSA Three-Year Plan FY 2023-26 is now posted to satisfy the 30-day review period.
The Three-Year Plan is posted for public review and comments. Should you have any comments please feel free to email or call Laurie Marsh at firstname.lastname@example.org or 530-993-6745. All comments, questions, concerns or thoughts are welcome. The review period is from October 19, 2022 to November 21, 2022. The Public Hearing is scheduled for Tuesday, November 21, 2023, 9:30 a.m.. The location is the Sierra County Wellness Center, 706 Mill Street, Loyalton, CA 96118.
FY 2022-2023 Annual Update to the 2020-2023 MHSA Three-Year Plan & Expenditure Report
View the Annual Update
FY 2021-2022 Transfer request from Community Services and Supports to Capital Facilities & Technologies Component and the Workforce Education & Training Component
Sierra County Behavioral Health is requesting a transfer of funds from the Community Services & Supports component to the Capital Facilities & Technologies Component and the Workforce Education & Training Component. The requested transfer amount is $250,112 of which $187,584 will be transferred to Captial Facilities and Technological Needs and $62,528 will be transferred to Workforce and Education Training. This transfer is possible through California Welfare and Institutions Code Section 5892(b). View transfer request.
A Public Hearing regarding this transfer will be taking place at the end of June. Date to be determined.
Amendment to the Mental Health Services Act Plan & Expenditure Report for FY 2020-2023 Workforce and Education Component:
Sierra County Behavioral Health operates with transparency in conducting business. As such, the current MHSA Plan & Expenditure Report for FY 2020-2023 indicates expenditures for a Local Loan Assumption Program within the workforce Education & Technology (WET) component. The Office of Statewide Health Planning and Development (OSHPOD) created an opportunity to participate in the Superior Regional Partnership-OSHPD WET Grant. This amendment allows for Sierra County's participation and to match funds with the Superior Regional Partnership. View Amendment
There will be a 30-day public review ending on April 7, 2022. A public hearing will take place at 10:30 a.m. as a timed item on April 7, 2022 during the Behavioral Health Advisory Board meeting.
19-20 Community Services and Supports Component Transfer Request:
Sierra County Behavioral Health is requesting to transfer 20% of the last 5 years' average revenue from the Community Services and Supports component to the Capital Facilities and Technologies component. A maximum amount of $225,829 will be transferred on June 30, 2021. View the transfer request.
The MHSA Draft of the 20-23 Three Year Plan is now posted for public review and comment.
A public hearing will be held on June 7, 2021 at 10:00 a.m. Hearing will be located at the Sierra County Wellness Center, 706 Mill Street, Loyalton, CA 96118. View the 2020-2023 draft plan. Comments and questions are welcome.
Contact: Laurie Marsh 530-993-6745 or Email
Mental Health Services Act Information Notice - July 15, 2020
Due to the COVID-19 Public Health Emergency the Mental Health Services Act 2020-2023 Three Year Plan and Annual Update submission date is now July 1, 2021 granted by AB81. Sierra County Behavioral Health has submitted the proper documentation to receive this extension. One Community Planning survey has been completed. Another survey involving community members and community-based organizations collaborating with Sierra County Behavioral Health will be taking place during July and August. It is hoped we will be able to hold a few small community gatherings to complete our planning process in late August.
For more information or if you have questions, please feel free to call Laurie Marsh at 530-993-6745 or Email
Sierra County Mental Health Services Act Plans:
The current Fiscal Year 19/20 MHSA Annual Update has been approved by the Sierra County Board of Supervisors. Should you have any questions regarding the plan or have Issue Resolution questions feel free to contact Laurie Marsh at 530-993-6745 or Email
View the Annual Update here. .
View the 2021-2022 Revenue and Expenditures Report Document
View the 2020-2021 Revenue and Expenditures Document
View the 2019-2020 Revenue and Expenditures Document
View the 2018-2019 Revenue and Expenditures Document
View the 2017-2018 Revenue and Expenditures Document
View the 2016-2017 Revenue and Expenditures Document
View the 2015-2016 Revenue and Expenditure Document
View the 2014-2015 Revenue and Expenditure Document
View the 2013-2014 Revenue and Expenditure Document
View the 2011-2012 Revenue and Expenditure Document
View the 2010-2011 Revenue and Expenditure Document
View the 2007-2008 Revenue and Expenditure Document
View the 2006-2007 Revenue and Expenditure Document
Please feel free to contact Laurie Marsh for more information, comments or questions. Phone: 530-993-6745 Email
Public Input & Feedback
Input is encouraged and welcomed from community members and persons who receive services through the Behavioral Health Department. All input, suggestions, concerns, and questions presented will lead to a draft annual update.
The Mental Health Service Act Coordinator encourages people to contact her directly with any questions, comments, and/or suggestions regarding the Mental Health Services Act.
Mental Health Services Act Issue Resolution Process
Sierra County's Behavioral Health Department's Mental Health Services Act has a system for community members and stakeholders to resolve concern or grievances regarding the activities of the Mental Health Services Act (MHSA).