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MS Discretionary Funding Fiscal Year 2016

Center: CMHS

Grantee: CITY OF JACKSON
Program: SOC Implementation
City: JACKSON
State: MS
Grant Award Number: 5 U79 SM061630-03
Congressional District: 3
FY 2016 Funding: $848,162
Project Period: 2014/09/30 - 2018/09/29

This project has a twofold purpose: 1) To implement a 2013 strategic plan to build a comprehensive statewide System of Care (SOC) for children birth to five and their families, using statutorily authorized bodies and processes already in place, and 2) To pilot the services and supports outlined in the plan in Jackson, MS, with the goal of improving the social and emotional functioning of children served in the City's Child Development Centers and Head Start programs. The investment of time and resources in the development of an effective system of care for children birth to 5 and their families has the potential to repay investors at a higher rate than virtually any other investment of public resources.


Grantee: COMMUNICARE
Program: SOC Expansion and Sustainability Coop
City: OXFORD
State: MS
Grant Award Number: 1 H79 SM063400-01
Congressional District: 1
FY 2016 Funding: $999,102
Project Period: 2016/09/30 - 2020/09/29

North Mississippi Commission on Mental Illness/Mental Retardation, which serves Region II in North Mississippi (d.b.a. Communicare) and partners will expand, integrate and sustain the SOC project for Region II, serving Lafayette, Marshall, Panola, and Yalobusha counties in Mississippi to improve mental health outcomes for children, youth, adolescents (ages 0-21 with SED) and their families. The project creates sustainable infrastructure and services that are required as part of the SOC Expansion and Sustainability Cooperative Agreement and expands services to include more partners and more points of intercept to enable more children and youth to be served.


Grantee: DESOTO COUNTY, MS BOARD OF SUPERVISORS
Program: SOC-Expansion and Sustainability
City: HERNANDO
State: MS
Grant Award Number: 5 U79 SM062466-02
Congressional District: 1
FY 2016 Funding: $983,474
Project Period: 2015/09/30 - 2019/09/29

The NFusion Desoto project will serve an average 100 participants annually over the 4-year implementation period, or a total of 400 youth and young adults, ages 12-21, with a serious emotional disturbance (SED) who have a transition need including but not limited to; transitioning from child mental health services to adult mental health services and/or from an institutional setting to the community. Desoto County will administer the project, develop a cross-agency infrastructure and integrated system of care, and ensure national and local evaluation of performance is conducted. The project goals are to: 1) Expand community capacity to serve transitional age youth; 2) Provide a broad array of accessible and coordinated services/- supports; 3) Ensure individualized, managed care; 4) Plan, deliver, and evaluate these services with the full participation of families and youth in a culturally and linguistically sensitive manner; and 5) Facilitate broad-based, sustainable systemic support for the target population.


Grantee: HINDS COUNTY BOARD OF SUPERVISORS
Program: SOC Expansion and Sustainability Coop
City: JACKSON
State: MS
Grant Award Number: 1 H79 SM063428-01
Congressional District: 3
FY 2016 Funding: $870,209
Project Period: 2016/09/30 - 2020/09/29

The NFusion Metro System of Care improves behavioral health outcomes for children and youth (birth-21) with serious emotional disturbances (SED) and those with early signs and symptoms of serious mental illness (SMI), including first episode psychosis (FEP), by enhancing and expanding trauma-informed evidence-based practices for children, youth and families served. The proposed project further advances lessons learned and replicate the state's NFusion model in Hinds county building a recovery-infrastructure for youth and families. (1) developing strategies to eliminate disparities; (2) facilitating collaboration between the SOC Interagency Council and legislatively mandated statewide councils; (3) promoting flexible local resources; and (4) developing a clear cross- agency strategic plan. Evidence-based expansion services include: Trauma-Focused CBT, Youth Mental Health First Aid, intensive care coordination utilizing the Wraparound approach, intensive in-home services; expanded in-home and community-based services, mobile crisis response and stabilization services; peer services (parent and youth support services) and respite services.


Grantee: HINDS COUNTY MENTAL HEALTH COMMISSION
Program: AOT
City: JACKSON
State: MS
Grant Award Number: 1 H79 SM063548-01
Congressional District: 2
FY 2016 Funding: $700,000
Project Period: 2016/09/30 - 2020/09/29

The Hinds County Mental Health Commission (d.b.a. Hinds Behavioral Health Services), court and community providers will implement and evaluate the Assisted Outpatient Treatment program delivering evidence-based practices to reduce the incidence and duration of psychiatric hospitalization, homelessness, incarcerations, and interaction with the criminal justice system, while improving the health and social outcomes of individuals with serious mental illness (SMI) and their families. Project Name: Assisted Outpatient Treatment. Population(s) served: Adults (18 years and older) and their families, who reside in Hinds County, are diagnosed with SMI and in need of court-ordered outpatient treatment. Evidence-based services: AOT, Motivational Interviewing, Stages of Change, Person-Centered Treatment, Seeking Safety, Wraparound/Full Service Partnership, peer/family supports, recovery coaching, Crisis Intervention Training, cultural competency cross-systems training and Mental Health First Aid training. Project Goal: Implement culturally competent, trauma-informed, multi-disciplinary community-based outpatient mental health treatment team services to individuals with SMI and their families with a flexible, continuous quality improvement approach utilizing court intervention, person-centered case management, systems navigation and evidence-based practices and programs delivered in the most fully-integrated and least restrictive environment. Number to be served. 75 per year, 300 across four-years.


Grantee: MISSISSIPPI STATE DEPARTMENT OF MENTAL HEALTH
Program: PBHCI
City: JACKSON
State: MS
Grant Award Number: 5 H79 SM062430-02
Congressional District: 3
FY 2016 Funding: $596,994
Project Period: 2015/09/30 - 2018/09/29

The Mississippi Department of Mental Health (MDMD) Bureau of Community Services and Bureau of Alcohol and Drug Services, will implement the Mississippi Housing 4 Recovery (MH4R) Enhancement. The purpose of the enhancement is to add supplemental services to those featured in the initial MH4R program and to expand services to an additional number of persons who are experiencing chronic homelessness with substance use or co-occurring substance use and mental health disorders. The enhancement/expansion will target individuals not receiving services through the initial MH4R program and will make available additional services and options for all eligible MH4R program and will make available additional services and options for all eligible MH4R service recipients. The MH4R program expansion is expected to enable an additional 60 individuals per year to be screened, to include (1) approximately 30 additional individuals per year enrolled in services and (2) 30 additional housing slots committed to the MH4R enhancement, Mississippi's homeless population is characterized by overrepresentations of African Americans, males and military veterans. We expect these factors to influence proportions served under the Enhancement grant (similar to MH4R). The project is structured so that 100% of participants will be offered assistance to apply for mainstream benefits. The goals and objectives of the project address the following key areas of focus: (1) provide permanent supportive housing; (2) maintain housing long term; (3) enroll participants in mainstream benefits programs that include Medicaid, SSI, SSDI, TANF, SNAP and veteran benefits; (4) facilitate behavioral health recovery (substance use and mental health disorders); (5) promote physical wellness and (6) foster collaboration among state and local government entities.


Grantee: MISSISSIPPI STATE DEPARTMENT OF MENTAL HEALTH
Program: CABHI States
City: JACKSON
State: MS
Grant Award Number: 5 H79 SM061659-03
Congressional District: 3
FY 2016 Funding: $1,166,467
Project Period: 2014/09/30 - 2018/06/30

The Mississippi Department of Mental Health (MDMH) Bureau of Community Services and Bureau of Drug and Alcohol Services, in collaboration with Mississippi's three Continua of Care and the Mississippi Community Mental Health Center (CMHC) system will implement the Mississippi Housing 4 Recovery Initiative (MH4R). The purpose of the initiative is to address housing and support service needs of persons who are experiencing chronic homelessness with substance use or co-occurring substance use and mental health disorders. The total number to be enrolled and served is based on the number of housing slots that have been committed to this project at this time. The goals and objectives of the project address the following key areas of focus: (1) provide permanent supportive housing; (2) maintain housing long term; (3) enroll participants in mainstream benefits programs that include Medicaid, SSI,SSDI, TANF, SNAP, and veteran benefits; (4) facilitate behavioral health recovery (substance use and mental health disorders); (5) promote physical wellness and (6) foster collaboration within state and local government. MH4R will provide comprehensive integrative and person centered services by practicing Housing First, which values housing as the primary need that must be addressed first. Outreach, engagement and rapid re-housing services will be offered to qualified individuals, along with the leveraging of mainstream benefits and programs that include Medicaid, SSIISSDI Outreach, Access, and Recovery (SOAR), and the Projects for Assistance in Transition from Homelessness (PATH) program. Enrolled participants will receive permanent supportive housing placement and have access to behavioral health services addressing recovery within substance use and mental health disorders, trauma informed care, peer support, Assertive Community Treatment (ACT), improved access to benefits, and other essential supportive services.


Grantee: MISSISSIPPI STATE DEPARTMENT OF MENTAL HEALTH
Program: SOC Expansion Implementation Grants
City: JACKSON
State: MS
Grant Award Number: 5 U79 SM061230-04
Congressional District: 3
FY 2016 Funding: $1,000,000
Project Period: 2013/07/01 - 2017/06/30

The Expansion project (XPand) will serve an average of 100 participants annually over the 3 1/2- year implementation period, or a total of 350 youth and young adults, ages 14-21, with SED who are transitioning from child mental health services to adult mental health services and/or from an institutional setting to the community, while implementing Mississippi's first System of Care Division of Services. This initiative will establish the first System of Care Division within the MDMH. This division will be responsible for oversight of all system of care projects and ensure policies, minimum standards, and trainings are based on the SOC principles.

In addition, MDMH will award a sub-grant to Region 10 (roman numeral X) community mental health center to implement the direct services portion of this grant. The center will be required to provide a full range of individualized services and supports to facilitate transition to a more independent environment; integrating the 12 mandatory mental health services with an array of non-mental health supports, such as vocational counseling, education services, health-related services, substance abuse prevention, stable housing supports, independent living skills and advocacy.


Grantee: PINE BELT REG MENT HLTHCARE RESOURCES
Program: AOT
City: HATTIESBURG
State: MS
Grant Award Number: 1 H79 SM063537-01
Congressional District: 4
FY 2016 Funding: $652,514
Project Period: 2016/09/30 - 2020/09/29

Pine Belt Mental Healthcare Resources (PBMHR) is a community mental health center in southern Mississippi serving a 9-county catchment area. PBMHR is proposing to implement an AOT program in order to benefit adult individuals with SMI who are in need of continual psychiatric care in order to prevent relapse, hospitalization, and/or dangerous behavior and who have difficulty complying with treatment without assistance. The typical candidate for AOT will have a history on non-adherence to their medical regimen due to a neurological syndrome, anosognosia. This syndrome impairs the individual's ability to recognize his/her mental health symptoms, leading to a rejection of the need for treatment. The candidate for AOT will have refused voluntary treatment; is experiencing a health detriment due to this decision; and will be able to function appropriately in the community when compliant with AOT services. Additionally, Mississippi law requires that at least one or both standards be met: 1) the individual demonstrates himself to be an immediate physical danger to self or others; and/or 2) or is gravely disabled and unable to care for himself by virtue of mental illness. The purpose of the Pine Belt AOT Program is to establish and implement a routine, systematic response to outpatient commitments (OPC) in two counties in southern Mississippi in order to reduce the negative consequences associated with untreated serious mental illness and inform knowledge regarding assisted Table 3 links the goals and objectives we intend to achieve.


Center: CSAP

Grantee: DREAM OF HATTIESBURG, INC.
Program: Drug Free Communities Support Program
City: HATTIESBURG
State: MS
Grant Award Number: 5 H79 SP019008-10
Congressional District: 4
FY 2016 Funding: $98,062
Project Period: 2012/09/30 - 2017/09/29

The coalition will prevent and reduce youth substance use by implementing the following strategies: Strategy 1: Begin by engaging the community in events and programs provided by the coalition to find interested parties to become a part o f the change Strategy 2: Provide leadership training for coalition members. Strategy 1: Increase membership o f governmental community leaders. Strategy 1: Provide alcohol prevention curricula to Forrest County School District and Lamar County School District students (6th-12th grades). Strategy 1: Prescription drug abuse education and take backs. Strategy 2: Environmental Approaches


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