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 Community Needs Survey

We are thrilled to be kicking off the community planning process for the next three-year Mental Health Services Act (MHSA) Plan! 

We want to hear from the community about the mental health needs and priorities in Nevada CountyYour input is essential to helping the Behavioral Health Department decide where our resources should be focused over the next three years. 

Please take a few minutes to complete our survey at


Nevada County Behavioral Health is inviting all stakeholders to review and comment on an amendment to the MHSA Annual Plan Update FY 19/20. This amendment reflects a correction to the SB 192 Prudent Reserve cap, and changes the amount shifting out of the Prudent Reserve from $72,032 to $81,804. 

The Public Comment period will last from July 2, 2019 through August 1, 2019. 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 August 2, 2019 at 9:30 AM, at 500 Crown Point Circle, Suite 120 in Grass Valley.

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