The Guidance for Developing a System of Care Finance and Sustainability Plan is meant to guide System This template provides guiding questions for each section of the Children’s Mental Health Initiative (CMHI, or System of Care) grantees’ required financing plan. Topics include how to describe the planning process; population(s) of focus; System of Care, including available services and supports; infrastructure; use of grant dollars; financing activities; finance plan implementation and monitoring; and TA needs.
Funding & Financing
The Guidance for Developing a System of Care Finance and Sustainability Plan is meant to guide System of Care grantees in the creation of Finance and Sustainability Plans that meet the unique needs of their communities. The resulting plan should promote the provision of a seamless cross-agency service delivery system and the sustainability of the grantee’s System of Care Expansion and Sustainability Cooperative Agreement. It is also intended to support efforts for all states and communities engaged in planning and implementation of the System of Care approach.
This 2017 Report to Congress presents a data-based summary of the outcomes of various programs funded by the Children’s Mental Health Initiative (CMHI). The SAMHSA-authored document finds that CMHI grantees are using evidence-based practices that result in improvements in mental health and functional status at home, in school, and in the community for the children, youth, young adults and families being served.
The NTTAC Equity Team brings 5 Things to know and resources about supporting diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) leaders in the system of care. Topics include hiring and promoting diverse staff, resisting tokenism, funding DEI initiatives, and providing unwavering support for these employees.
This five-part video series offers tips on sustaining a youth program, including startup, brainstorming, engagement, funding, and partnership.