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DSH Departmental Letter‑Community Collaborative Planning Grant/Allocation

The Department of State Hospitals Diversion and Community Restoration Team has released  a Departmental Letter that provides guidance on how to receive annual funds of $100,000 to support coordinating and facilitating collaborative County Stakeholder Workgroups that target strategies and seek solutions to reduce the criminalization of individuals with serious mental illnesses in their communities and reduce the number of individuals who are determined to be incompetent to stand trial (IST) on felony charges. 

All counties are eligible to receive annual funding for participating in the collaborative community stakeholder workgroup program. To participate this fiscal year, please submit a completed Letter of Intent (LOI) to DSHDiversion@dsh.ca.gov by January 31, 2023.

If you have any questions regarding this departmental letter, please contact us by email at DSHDiversion@dsh.ca.gov.