Fresno County Releases Proposed Spending Plan for Proposition 63 Funds
Fresno County officials this week released a 133-page draft detailing a three-year spending plan for funds received under Proposition 63, which state voters approved in November 2004, the Fresno Bee reports. The county plans to develop new mental health programs that would provide:
- Housing for teenagers leaving foster care;
- Services for seniors who cannot go to clinics; and
- Screenings for behavioral and emotional problems in school-age children.
County residents will be given an opportunity to comment on the proposed plan at public forums next week. Written comments will be accepted until Sept. 21. The county is required to submit the plan to the state by Oct. 1, along with public comments.
Fresno County expects to receive as much as $7.9 million annually for three years in Proposition 63 funds, although the county will receive about $3.9 million in the first year. County officials expect to begin receiving funds after Jan. 1, 2006 (Ginis, Fresno Bee, 8/25). This is part of the California Healthline Daily Edition, a summary of health policy coverage from major news organizations. Sign up for an email subscription.