Division of Mental Health and Disability Services (MHDS)

Community Mental Health Services Block Grant

The federal Community Mental Health Block Grant is dedicated to improving mental health service systems across the country through formula grants awarded to states.

The federal funding to states is authorized by Part B of Title XIX of the Public Health Service Act (see 42 U.S.C. Section 300x-1). Iowa receives about $3.3 million in federal mental health block grant funding each year. Iowa's use of the Community Mental Health Services Block Grant is overseen by the Division of Mental Health and Disability Services in accordance with federal regulations, state laws and legislation, and applicable agency rules.

The Mental Health Planning and Advisory Council (MHPC) is an advisory body to DHS.

Additional information:

FY 2014-15 Community Mental Health Block Grant Application and Plan

FY2013 Community Mental Health Block Grant Implementation Report

FY 2012 Community Mental Health Block Grant Application and Plan

FY 2011 Community Mental Health Block Grant Application and Plan

FY 2011 Community Mental Health Block Grant Implementation Report

For more information, contact:

Laura Larkin, Executive Officer II
Iowa Department of Human Services
Division of Mental Health and Disability Services
Bureau of Community Services & Planning
1305 E. Walnut Street, 5th Floor SE
Des Moines, Iowa 50319-0114
Phone: 515-242-5880
Fax: 515-242-6036
Email: llarkin@dhs.state.ia.us

Mary Mohrhauser, Program Planner 3
Iowa Department of Human Services
Division of Mental Health and Disability Services
Bureau of Community Services & Planning
1305 E. Walnut Street, 5th Floor SE
Des Moines, Iowa 50319-0114
Phone: 515-242-5881
Fax: 515-242-6036
Email: mmohrha@dhs.state.ia.us

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