Riverside County will get more than $100 million in state grants to help provide services and housing options to those with extreme mental illness or substance abuse issues, Governor Newsom’s office announced Monday.
A total of $518.5 million in grants were awarded to various counties to provide treatment beds for more than 1,000 people at a time, plus behavioral wellness services for many more.
It is part of a $2.2 billion effort to expand housing and psychological well-being services throughout California, especially for the homeless.
Newsom presented the latest grants during a meeting with families who have relatives facing serious mental illness, many of whom have been left homeless.
“The mess on our streets is at a breaking level. Too many Californians are struggling with psychological illness and substance abuse, and many of them are on our streets. We need to change the way we send help to those who need it, and these grants are an important step in changing our policy on homelessness and serious mental illness,” Governor Newsom said. “California will no longer look the other way; we are serving our fellow Californians now. That’s the California Media.
Riverside County will get the second-highest amount of funding, $103,181,728, behind only Los Angeles County.
- Alameda County – $18,405,122
- El Dorado County – $2,852,182
- Humboldt County – $4,170,560
- Kern County – $3,138,065
- Los Angeles County – $155,172,811
- Madera County – $2,035,512
- Mendocino County – $7,711,800
- Monterey County – $3,558,670
- Nevada County – $4,458,799
- Orange County – $10,000,000
- Placer County – $6,519,015
- Riverside County – $103,181,728
- Sacramento County – $30,553,889
- County of San Diego – $30,874,411
- County of San Francisco – $6,750,000
- Santa Barbara County – $2,914,224
- Santa Clara County – $54,074,660
- Solano County – $14,332,411
- Sonoma County – $9,751,915
- Stanislaus County – $33,369,900
- Yolo County – $12,500,000
Presented awards will be presented by the Division of Health Services (DHCS) Behavioral Health Continuing Infrastructure Program (BHCIP), Round 3: Prepared Grant Launch.
In total, the Legislature and Governor provided $2.2 billion to assemble, purchase, and expand behavioral wellness services and community care options while investing in mobile disaster infrastructure.
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