Federal Funding Streams for Mental Health Services

The federal government provides a significant share of funding for mental health services in America, while allowing states flexibility to design their own mental health systems and allocate those funds to county and local levels. This briefing outlined how federal funding is allocated, distributed, and ultimately used by states and community organizations. Speakers also explored the opportunities and challenges of recently passed funding mechanisms for various stakeholders, including state leaders and patients seeking mental health services.

  • Deepa Avula MPH, Deputy Chief Executive Officer, Behavioral Health Link
  • Brett Beckerson, MSW, Director, Policy and Advocacy, National Council for Mental Wellbeing
  • Aaron Walker, Policy Director, National Association of State Mental Health Program Directors
  • Catherine Finley, Partner, Thorn Run Partners (moderator)

This is the final event in the 2022 Signature Series: Mental Health in America. See previous events in this series here.