Mental Health Services Act

In November 2004, California voters approved Ballot Proposition 63 and the Mental Health Services Act (MHSA) became state law effective January 1, 2005. MHSA provides increased funding, personnel and other resources to support county mental health programs and monitor progress toward statewide goals for children, transition age youth, adults, older adults and families.
Mental Health Services Act seal proposition 63

The Act addresses a broad continuum of prevention, early intervention and service needs and the necessary infrastructure, technology and training elements that will effectively support this system. MHSA has been a unique opportunity to transform our community mental health system. MHSA has provided funding for six broad components of new or expanded activities and services. The Act imposes a 1% income tax on personal income in excess of $1 million. This tax brings in approximately 1 billion dollars per year to the state of California. Read a short overview of the Mental Health Services Act

MHSA Three Year Plan for FY 20/21 through FY 22/23


Nevada County Behavioral Health is inviting all stakeholders to review and comment on Nevada County’s MHSA Three Year Plan for FY 20/21 through FY 22/23 and FY 18/19 Annual Progress Report

The Public Comment period will last from March 26,2020 to April 26, 2020. Public comments may be submitted in writing to Nevada County Behavioral Health at or via US mail to:

Nevada County Behavioral Health Department

ATTN: Mental Health Services Act (MHSA) Coordinator

500 Crown Point Circle, Suite 120

Grass Valley, CA 95945

A Public Hearing will take place at the Mental Health Board meeting on May 15, 2020 at 9:30AM. The location of the meeting is to be determined in light of COVID-19.

Community Meeting

In light of COVID-19, we hosted our next Mental Health Services Act (MHSA) Community Meeting virtually on Tuesday, April 14th, 2020 from 3 – 5PM. During the meeting, we covered:

  • Potential impacts of COVID-19 on MHSA
  • Draft Three-Year Mental Health Services (MHSA) Plan outlining mental health program priorities over next three years (FY 20/21, 21/22, and 21/23)

April 14th 2020 MHSA Community Meeting Materials

Current MHSA Annual Plan Update and Progress Report

MHSA Annual Revenue & Expenditure Reports (RER)

 MHSA Reports

MHSA Resources