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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
July 15, 2010

CONTACT
Jeanne Atkinson, Communications and Legislative Services, (402) 471-8287

Comments Wanted on Federal Mental Health Block Grant

Lincoln – The public is being asked to comment on Nebraska’s federal Community Mental Health Services Block Grant application for 2011.

The block grant application documents recent developments in behavioral health in Nebraska and the strategies being proposed to address unmet needs.

Comments can be provided through August 12 in any of the following ways:

  • Going to http://www.dhhs.ne.gov/behavioral_health/Pages/beh_mh_mh_blockgrant.aspx;
  • Emailing to jim.harvey@nebraska.gov and writing “MH Block Grant” in the subject line;
  • Sending written comments to the Division of Behavioral Health, P. O. Box 95026, Lincoln, NE 68509-5026; or
  • Commenting in person at the August 12 State Advisory Committee on Mental Health Services meeting, which runs from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. at Country Inn and Suites, 5353 No. 27th Street, Lincoln.

Nebraska receives approximately $1.9 million in block grant funding, which is passed on to local Behavioral Health Regions for community services.

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