Prior Years Mental Health Block Grant Information

Mental Health Block Grant Application SFY10

DHS/Division of MHDS application instructions and guidelines.

Map of Iowa Community Mental Health Centers

Map of Iowa CMHC's and waivered agencies  who received CMHS mental health block grant funds for SFY09, and the counties those funds are supposed to serve. 

Corresponding map for SFY 2008

Block Grant Funded Programs SFY09

Listing of the programs supported by the SFY 09 block grant for adults and children. 

Corresponding list for SFY 2008

Corresponding list for SFY 2007 (adults only)

Corresponding list for SFY 2007 (children only)

Outcomes Reporting for Block Grant Funded Programs

All block-grant funded programs in Iowa that serve either adults with SMI or children with SED are expected to report a standard set of outcomes on a quarterly basis.  The above links to information and resources on the process of reporting these outcomes. 

Narrative Report Forms

In addition to outcomes reporting, each block-grant funded program is required to submit a narrative report describing progress each quarter. This is submitted directly to DHS (Mary Mohrhauser) and to Brenda Hollingsworth at ICMH, and can be submitted either by e-mail or regular mail. 

Child-Incredible Years

Child-Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavior Therapy

Child-Coping with Depression for Adolescents

Child-Parent-Child Interaction Therapy

Adult-Co-occurring Disorders

Adult-Illness Management and Recovery

Adult-All other programs

Guidelines and Materials for Agencies Applying for Iowa Mental Health Block Grant Funds

Application materials for FY2008 Grant Funds

This links to information and forms for Iowa agencies that are designated by their counties as potential recipients of PPBG funds for SFY 2008 (July 1, 2007 - June 30, 2008). 

Corresponding Information and application materias for FY 2006

This was the first year effected by the legislation stipulating that block grant funds be used for "evidence based practices". 

Interest Groups for Block Grant Funded Programs

All clinical programs funded by the block grant are expected to participate in "interest groups", designed to enhance the capacity of each of these programs to move towards more of an evidence-based approach. Information on these interest groups are provided here.

Iowa's Community Mental Health Services Block Grant Applications and Implementation reports to CMHS

These are the actual documents submitted by Iowa DHS to the Center for Mental Health Services (past 2 fiscal years)

Information about the Federal Mental Health Block Grant Program

Information about the Community Mental Health Block Grant program

A general description of the block grant program from the federal perspective


Federal Definitions of SMI and SED

Adults with Serious mental illness (SMI) and Children with serious emotional disturbances, as defined in the federal register in 1993. 

Application materials for States for the Federal Community Mental Health Block Grant

Extensive information on the block grant program, including detailed application materials (FY2008)

Corresponding information from FY 2006-2007

How State Mental Health Agencies Use their Block Grant to Improve Care and Transform Systems 

Prepared by NASMHPD Research Institute in 2007, this extensive report details how each state has chosen to use its mental health block grant funding. Long but very informative. 

The Evolution of Federal Mental Health Planning Legislation

A nice, brief report put together by the Colorado MH planning council

Monitoring Report

This report, issued January 2005, details the findings and recommendations from the federal site visit of Iowa's use of its Mental Health Block Grant, conducted in May 2004

The Use of Iowa's Block Grant for Evidence-Based Practices

Legislation impacting how Iowa's Performance Partnership Block Grant is distributed

This provides information on the 2004 Iowa legislation that requires 70% of block grant funds to go to community mental health centers, and that all of these funds be used to support "evidence-based practices".