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

Prevention and Early Intervention Request for Proposals (RFP)

Nevada County Behavioral Health is now accepting proposals for Prevention and Early Intervention programs funded by the Mental Health Services Act (MHSA). Prevention and Early Intervention programs aim to reduce stigma associated with mental health issues, diminish serious mental health issues, and implement early detection strategies to keep mental illnesses from becoming severe and disabling, if possible.

This Request for Proposal (RFP) is for Prevention and Early Intervention (PEI) programs serving Western Nevada County. There will be a separate process for Eastern Nevada County (Tahoe/Truckee region). A total of $556,000 is available in Fiscal Year 2020-2021 for the focus areas of Early Intervention, Homelessness Programs, Prevention, and Stigma Reduction. Proposals are due by 5PM on February 7th, 2020, and the MHSA RFP is posted at A pre-proposal conference will be held on January 9th, 2020 at 1:30PM at the Empire Room at the Eric Rood Center in Nevada City. Any inquiries regarding this RFP can be directed to Desiree Belding of the Purchasing Division, at

MHSA 2019 Community Meetings

If you weren't able to make on of our October/November MHSA Community Meetings , you can read through some of the key resources below:

Current MHSA Annual Plan Update and Progress Report

 MHSA 3-Year Plan and Annual Progress Report

MHSA Annual Revenue & Expenditure Reports (RER)

 MHSA Reports

MHSA Resources