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MS Discretionary Funding Fiscal Year 2021

Center: FG

Grantee: MISSISSIPPI BAND OF CHOCTAW INDIANS
Program: Emergency COVID-19
City: CHOCTAW
State: MS
Grant Award Number: 1 H79 FG000644-01
Congressional District: 3
FY 2021 Funding: $1,006,409
Project Period: 2021/02/01 - 2022/05/31

Grantee: MISSISSIPPI STATE DEPARTMENT OF MENTAL HEALTH
Program: Emergency COVID-19
City: JACKSON
State: MS
Grant Award Number: 1 H79 FG000680-01
Congressional District: 3
FY 2021 Funding: $2,859,649
Project Period: 2021/02/01 - 2022/05/31

Center: SM

Grantee: COMMUNICARE
Program: System of Care (SOC) Expansion and Sustainability Grants
City: OXFORD
State: MS
Grant Award Number: 5 H79 SM082975-02
Congressional District: 1
FY 2021 Funding: $1,000,000
Project Period: 2020/08/31 - 2024/08/30

Grantee: COMMUNICARE
Program: Assisted Outpatient Treatment
City: OXFORD
State: MS
Grant Award Number: 5 H79 SM082938-02
Congressional District: 1
FY 2021 Funding: $1,000,000
Project Period: 2020/07/31 - 2024/07/30

Grantee: COMMUNICARE
Program: Mental Health Awareness Training Grants
City: OXFORD
State: MS
Grant Award Number: 1 H79 SM084703-01
Congressional District: 1
FY 2021 Funding: $125,000
Project Period: 2021/09/30 - 2026/09/29

CommuniCARE-AWARE Mental Health Awareness Training Program will utilize Mental Health First Aid (MHFA), an evidence based program, to educate and train participants on the risk factors and warning signs of mental problems and build an understanding of the importance of early intervention, and overview common supports. MHFA uses role playing and simulations to demonstrate how to offer initial help in a mental health or substance use crisis through a 5 step action plan, with the ultimate goal to connect people to appropriate professional, peer, social and self help care. this project will train 25 additional trainers each year and 100 first aiders each year.


Grantee: COMMUNICARE
Program: 2021 CCBHC Expansion Grants
City: OXFORD
State: MS
Grant Award Number: 1 H79 SM085277-01
Congressional District: 1
FY 2021 Funding: $2,000,000
Project Period: 2021/08/31 - 2023/08/30

Communicare will provide an array of integrated primary/behavioral health care services (e.g., crisis care, mental health screening, assessment , and diagnosis; primary care screening and monitoring of key health indicators; HIV/viral Hepatitis screening; integrated treatment planning; medication assisted treatment and medication management; and telehealth). Services will be evidence based, person and family centered, trauma -informed, and recovery oriented and the integration of physical and behavioral health care will serve the "whole person". the clinic will serve 250 un-duplicated people to be served in year one and 300 in year two for a total of 550.


Grantee: COMMUNICARE
Program: Community Mental Health Centers (CMHC) Grant Program
City: OXFORD
State: MS
Grant Award Number: 1 H79 SM085406-01
Congressional District: 1
FY 2021 Funding: $3,000,000
Project Period: 2021/09/30 - 2023/09/29

The proposed Communicare CMHC Grant Program will serve 6 rural underserved North Central Mississippi counties (Calhoun, Lafayette, Marshall, Panola, Tate, and Yalobusha) to support and restore the delivery of clinical services that were impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic and effectively address the needs of individuals with SED, SMI, and individuals with SMI or SED and SUD, referred to as Co-occurring Disorders (COD). The project will improve mental health outcomes for children/adolescents and adults with SED/SMI, and/or SUD/COD who reside in Region 2 and need community mental health services. EBPs include: Motivational Interviewing, Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy; Wellness Recovery Action Plan; Acceptance and Commitment Therapy; Illness Management and Recovery; Integrated Dual Disorder Treatment. CMHC staff will have access to employee assistance therapy, wellness trainings and will use Relias Learning Management System and webinars facilitated by the Mental Health Technology Transfer Center Network (MHTTC) Southeast (HHS Region 4). Evidence-based training for partners includes: QPR/MHFA/YMHFA/CIT. Project Name: Communicare CMHC Grant Program. Populations served: Adults will comprise 75% of unduplicated 2-year enrollments (N = 450): 48% male, 51% female, 1% transgender, 40% African American, and 3% Hispanic/Latino individuals; 5% Multi-racial; and 2% Veterans. Children, adolescents will comprise 25% of project enrollments (N = 150) during 2-years: 48% male, 51% female, 1% transgender; 42% African American; 2% Hispanic/Latino and 6% Multi-racial. Strategies: Expand trauma-informed, cultural, and linguistically appropriate EBPs, crisis management, outpatient treatment, telehealth, recovery support services and workforce training to support and restore all clinical services that were impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic, effectively addressing SMI/SED and/or SUD/COD mental health needs. Goals: 1) To support and restore the delivery of clinical services that were impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic; and 2) Effectively ensure access for individuals with SED, SMI, and SMI or SED and SUD/COD. Objectives: 1) 100% of participants will be screen/assessed for suicide risk (QPR), trauma, SMI/SED/SUD/COD diagnosis, expanding access and ensuring health equity; 2) 80% of participants will improve mental health functioning and/or SUD abstinence through use of EBPs; 3) 80% of outreach encounters will result in timely access and 80% of consumers will report quality perceptions of care; 4) 80% of consumers will improve educational and/or employment; 5) 80% of participants will be retained in services; 6) 80% of participants will improve housing stability; 7) 80% of participants will improve social connectedness; 8) 80% of participants will reduce criminal justice involvement; 9) 80% of participants receiving crisis management who are clinically appropriate for mental health treatment will engage in services; and 10) 100 individuals in the mental health or related field will be trained in mental health-related practices/activities. # Served. 300 in Year(s) 1-2, totaling 600 in 2 years.


Grantee: HINDS COUNTY MENTAL HEALTH COMMISSION
Program: System of Care (SOC) Expansion and Sustainability Grants
City: JACKSON
State: MS
Grant Award Number: 5 H79 SM082992-02
Congressional District: 2
FY 2021 Funding: $999,781
Project Period: 2020/08/31 - 2024/08/30

Grantee: HINDS COUNTY MENTAL HEALTH COMMISSION
Program: Community Mental Health Centers (CMHC) Grant Program
City: JACKSON
State: MS
Grant Award Number: 1 H79 SM085491-01
Congressional District: 2
FY 2021 Funding: $5,000,000
Project Period: 2021/09/30 - 2023/09/29

The proposed Hinds Behavioral Health Services CMHC Grant will serve Region 9, Hinds County, the most populated of Mississippi's 82 counties, supporting and restoring the delivery of clinical services that were impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic and effectively addressing the needs of individuals with SED, SMI, and individuals with SMI or SED and SUD, referred to as COD. The project will improve mental health outcomes for children, youth, and adults with SED, SMI, and/or SUD/COD who reside in Region 9 and need community mental health services. EBPs- Motivational Interviewing, Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy; Wellness Recovery Action Plan; Acceptance and Commitment Therapy; Illness Management and Recovery; Integrated Dual Disorder Treatment; Parent-Child Interaction Therapy; Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training; Question. Pause. Refer. (QPR); and SOAR. NAME. Hinds Behavioral Health Services CMHC Grant. POPULATIONS SERVED: Adults will comprise 75% of proposed enrollments (N=750): 48% male, 51% female, 1% transgender, 40% African American, and 3% Hispanic/Latino individuals; 2% Veterans; and 1% HIV/HVC positive. Children, adolescents will comprise 25% of proposed enrollments (N- 250): 48% male, 51% female, 1% transgender; 42% African American; 2% Hispanic/Latino. STRATEGIES: Expand trauma-informed, cultural, and linguistically appropriate EBPs, crisis management, outpatient treatment, telehealth, recovery support services and workforce training to support and restore all clinical services that are impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic, effectively addressing SMI-SED and/or SUD/COD mental health needs. GOALS: 1- To support and restore the delivery of clinical services that were impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic; and 2- Effectively ensure access for individuals with SED, SMI, and SMI or SED and SUD/COD. OBJECTIVES: 1) 100% of participants will be screened/assessed for suicide risk (QPR), trauma, SMI/SED/SUD/COD diagnosis, expanding access, and ensuring health equity. 2) 80% of participants will improve mental health functioning and/or SUD abstinence through the use of EBPs. 3) 80% of outreach encounters will result in timely access and 80% of consumers will report quality perceptions of care. 4) 80% of consumers will improve education and/or employment. 5) 80% of participants will be retained in services. 6) 80% of participants will improve housing stability. 7) 80% of participants will improve social connectedness. 8) 80% of participants will reduce criminal justice involvement. 9) 80% of participants receiving crisis management who are clinically appropriate for mental health treatment will engage in services. and 10) 100 individuals in the mental health or related field will be trained in mental-health-related practices/ activities.


Grantee: HINDS COUNTY MENTAL HEALTH COMMISSION
Program: Mental Health Awareness Training Grants
City: JACKSON
State: MS
Grant Award Number: 1 H79 SM084267-01
Congressional District: 2
FY 2021 Funding: $125,000
Project Period: 2021/09/30 - 2026/09/29

Summary. The Mental Health Awareness Training Program, led by the Hinds Mental Health Commission with 50 years of proven experience, will serve adults residing in Region 9, a geographic catchment area comprised of Hinds County, a medically underserved county in Mississippi where there is a high concentration of behavioral health issues, including Serious Mental Illness (SMI) and/or Serious Emotional Disturbance (SED), and existing behavioral health disparities. Name: Hinds Mental Health Awareness Training Program. Individuals Trained: Law enforcement, military recruiters, veterans and their families, National Guard, first responders, university students, primary care physicians, faith-based organizations, school personnel and the general public. Population of focus Adults (referred by mental health first aiders) 18 years of age and older with mental disorders, SMI; 39% female; 59% male; 1% transgender; 66% African American, 3% Hispanic/Latino 11% Multi-Racial; 29% White (non-Hispanic); 2% LGB; 75% trauma-involved; 60% Co-occurring Disorders and 1% HIV and/or viral hepatitis positive. Goal: Address existing behavioral health disparities by promoting mental health awareness trainings, decreasing stigma, expanding workforce training capacity resulting in expanded access and availability of trauma-informed, culturally and linguistically appropriate mental health services. Strategies: Use the evidence-based Mental Health First Aid (MHFA), MHFA for Public Safety, Crisis Intervention Training (CIT) and Youth Mental Health First Aid training programs to certify MHFA instructors and implement MHFA trainings to: prepare mental health first aiders to appropriately and safely respond to adults with mental health disorders by utilizing de-escalation techniques; establish linkages with community-based mental health and refer adults with the signs or symptoms of mental illness to mental health services; develop and launch a training plan and social media campaign aimed at decreasing stigma; disseminate mental health awareness education and resource guides; convene an interagency advisory team representative of the communities served supporting strategies aimed at early identification, stigma reduction, and referrals to mental health services. Objectives: Of the 25 individuals trained/certified annually as MHFA Instructors, 80% will facilitate at least one (1) training in the year following their certification as an instructor; 100 participants will be trained each year and 90% will successfully complete the program; at least 85% of the adults trained will self-report an increase in adult mental health literacy, as measured by pre- and post-surveys; 85% of interagency advisory team members will attend 90% of leadership meetings; and increase the number of adult behavioral health referrals by at least 10%. Numbers served: 25 individuals will be trained/certified as MHFA instructors, totaling 125 in 5-years; 100 individuals will be trained as mental health first aiders, totaling 500 in 5-years; screen/assess 100 individuals referred by mental health first aiders, totaling 500 in 5-years.


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