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Mental Health Services Act (MHSA)  

Updates available for MHSA Prevention and Early Intervention Statewide Projects and Capital Facilities Technological Needs Draft Plans. 

What is the Mental Health Services Act?

The Mental Health Services Act (MHSA) provides new funding for California's mental health services.  The funding comes from a 1% tax on every dollar of personal income over $1 million. MHSA started as "Proposition 63"  and was approved by California voters in November, 2004.

The State of California allocates this money  to mental health departments for the purpose of transforming and expanding mental health services.  Click here for a more detailed description of the MHSA.

What is the new funding in Berkeley?

With the first part of the new funding, we are able to provide: 

  • Expanded services for homeless people;
  • More intensive services for children with serious emotional needs;
  • New employment coordination for clients;
  • Expanded services to families;
  • Expanded consumer advocacy services;
  • More services for "transition-age youth" (ages 16 - 25), especially for those who are homeless; and
  • Expanded multicultural outreach services.

What is the MHSA Advisory Committee?

The MHSA Advisory Committee provides input and direction into the planning and implementation of the MHSA for the cities of Berkeley and Albany.  The MHSA Advisory Committee is responsible for providing feedback on all MHSA Plans and Annual Updates to ensure the overall integrity of MHSA programs and compliance with legislative guidelines.  MHSA Advisory Committee meetings are open to the public and are generally held on the third Thursday of the month from 2:30-4:30pm at 3282 Adeline Street in Berkeley.  However, please contact Karen Klatt, MHSA Coordinator, (510) 981-7644, to inquire about specific meeting dates and locations.   

Note: Many of the linked documents below are in PDF format. Click here to download Adobe Acrobat Reader.

(08/25/16) Click Here to access the MHSA FY15/16 Annual Update

(03/1/16) Click Here to access the MHSA INN Draft Plan

(06/23/15Click Here  to access the MHSA Three Year Program and Expenditure Plan approved by City Council on May 26, 2015.  Para ver la versión en Español, haga clic aquí.

Click here for information on upcoming Community Meetings to be held to gather input and feedback on local mental health needs and proposed programming

 Haga clic aquí para obtener información sobre las próximas reuniones de la Comunidad que se celebrará para reunir información y comentarios sobre las necesidades de salud mental y propuesta de programación

Click here to access the DRAFT MHSA Innovations (INN) Plan Amendment

CLICK HERE to view the City of Berkeley MHSA FY13-14 Annual Update

Haga clic aquí para la solicitud Salud Mental de la Ciudad de Berkeley Ley de Servicios de Salud Mental (MHSA) Año Fiscal 13-14 Actualización Anual

(1/22/14)  CLICK HERE to view the MHSA INN Plan Update
For comments or questions on the INN Plan Update, contact Karen Klatt, (510) 981-7644,  

(5/7/13) CLICK HERE to view the City of Berkeley MHSA FY12-13 Annual Update 
Haga clic aquí para la solicitud Salud Mental de la Ciudad de Berkeley Ley de Servicios de Salud Mental (MHSA) Año Fiscal 12-13 Actualización Anual

(6/27/12) City of Berkeley MHSA Prevention and Early Intervention Statewide Project Draft Plan Update

(5/24/12) Click here to view City of Berkeley's MHSA Prudent Reserve Request 

(5/24/12) Haga clic aquí para la solicitud de fondos de reserva prudente local de la Ciudad de Berkeley

City of Berkeley MHSA Innovations Plan

Plan MHSA Innovations de la Ciudad de Berkeley

Click here for DRAFT MHSA University Avenue (UA) Homes Proposed Housing Renovation Project 

Haga clic aquí para Avenida de Universidad de MHSA preliminar (UA) Casas Proyecto de Renovación de Vivienda Propuesto

Community Letter for Draft Mental Health Services Act (MHSA) 2010/2011 Update 

 Draft Mental Health Services Act (MHSA) Update Exhibits

City of Berkeley MHSA Prevention and Early Intervention Statewide Projects Draft Plan (2/22/2011)

Ciudad de Berkeley MHSA Prevención e Intervención Temprana Proyectos para todo el Estado Plan Preliminar(2/22/2011)

       Click here for DRAFT CSS 09-10 Update

       Click here for DRAFT CSS 09-10 Update (Spanish Version)            

       Click here to review the DRAFT Workforce, Education & Training (WET) Plan       

       Click here to learn more about MHSA PEI Plan

       Click here to learn about the MHSA Prevention and Early Intervention Funding  Component (PEI).

       Click here to learn more about the new Community Services and Supports Program.


          June 23, 2008:       MHSA Community Services and Supports 2007 Implementation Progress Report

April 29, 2008:       City of Berkeley Mental Health Services Act (MHSA) Recommended Actions

February 1, 2008:  MHSA One-Time Funds for Berkeley/Albany

MHSA Progress Reports

Click here to go to the Alameda County Behavioral Healthcare Services website.

Contact information

Karen Klatt, MHSA Coordinator:  (510) 981-7644 or 

Steve Grolnic-McClurg, Mental Health Manager:  (510) 981-5249 or



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