Among the awards are $59.4 million in new funding to states and territories through the Community Mental Health Services Block Grant (MHBG) program. This funding is part of the Bipartisan Safer Communities Act (BSCA), signed into law by President Biden, which has provided unprecedented funding to address the nation’s mental health crisis and make our communities safer. The funds released today are part of the mental health investment of the BSCA which allocated a total of $250 million in supplemental funding from FY 2022-2025.
South Dakota will receive $131,592 in federal dollars to help combat mental health issues.
Surrounding states will receive:
- Iowa – $621,948
- Minnesota – $1,007,180
- Nebraska – $295,182
- North Dakota – $124,521
- Wyoming – $86,796
In addition, the Lawrence County Coalition in Spearfish, SD will receive $400,00 through the Mental Health Awareness Training (MHAT) grants.
To read the full press release from the U.S Department of Health and Human Services, click here.