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Mental Health Services Act (MHSA)

In November 2004, California voters passed Proposition 63, the Mental Health Services Act (MHSA). The MHSA provides for a 1% tax on taxable personal income over $1 million. MHSA tax revenues will be distributed to California counties through a contract with the California Department of Health Care Services (DCHS). The MHSA calls for a transformed behavioral health system where access is easier, services are more effective, out-of-home and institutional care are reduced, and stigma toward those with severe mental illness or serious emotional disturbance no longer exists. Through the provisions of the MHSA, California counties worked with stakeholders to create a comprehensive, state-of-the-art, culturally competent behavioral health services system that promotes recovery/wellness for adults and older adults with severe mental illness, and resiliency for children and youth with serious emotional disorders and their families.

The Co​unty of Santa Clara Behavioral Health Services Department is looking forward to starting our next Community Program Planning process and the Department is expanding the membership to accommodate additional Client/Consumer representatives. ​ Please use the following links to access the SLC Application and the revised Roles and Responsibilities document.  

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*** Application Due August 30, 2019 ***

​The recruitment window is now open for the following representative seats:

SLC Representative Seat



5 (new)

Faith community


Social services provider


South County representative


College representative


Please use the links below to access FY19 MHSA Annual Plan Documents:

Behavioral Health Services Department presents the approved and adopted FY18 - FY20 MHSA Program and Expenditure Plan. The Plan, which includes the Reversion Plan, was unanimously approved by the Santa Clara County Board of Supervisors on June 19, 2018 at their general meeting.  Please use the following links to access the adopted Three-Year Plan.

FY17 MHSA Annual Update Adopted
To access the FY17 MHSA Annual Plan and INN Projects, please click on the link below.
FY17 MHSA Annual Update Presentations

Last updated: 8/7/2019 8:58 PM