Minnesota was recently awarded over $980,000 to support Community Behavioral Health Clinics. The grant was awarded through the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and announced October 20 by U.S. Senators Amy Klobuchar and Al Franken.
The investment in planning efforts will “strengthen community-based mental and substance use disorder clinics,” according to a press release from Klobuchar.
Klobuchar introduced the Comprehensive Addiction and Recovery Act to help combat drug addiction and support recovering addicts, and Franken also has also supported mental health programs, authoring the Mental Health in Schools Act and securing funding in the Senate budget the past two years to support programs similar to those in his bill.
Children’s Mental Health has been and will continue to be part of MREA’s annual legislative platform.