About $15.7 million in grants have been awarded to nine California counties — including Los Angeles and Riverside — under the Investment in Mental Health Wellness Grant Program for Children and Youth, it was announced Friday.
The program funds facility acquisition, construction and renovation costs, furnishings and equipment acquisition, information technology costs and applicable program startup or expansion costs for crisis residential treatment facilities, crisis stabilization facilities, mobile crisis support teams, and family respite care programs.
Los Angeles County will receive $2.9 million for crisis stabilization and Riverside County was awarded nearly $395,000 for a mobile crisis support team.
The funds specifically address crisis services for children and youth, 21 years of age and under.
“There has been a great need for mental health crisis services for children and youth throughout the state of California,” said California State Treasurer Fiona Ma. “This need has grown even more so now due to the COVID-19 pandemic.”