Mental Health Council awards nearly $8 million to local projects

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ROCKFORD, Ill. (WIFR) — Nearly $8 million in municipal sales taxes will help local mental health programs expand their public service plans for 2022-23.

The Winnebago County Community Mental Health Board (WCCMHB) received continued funding applications from programs awarded last year. These projects use evidence-based clinical practices to help people with serious mental illnesses and addictions attempt to live in the community while meeting their mental health needs.

WCCMHB will fund proposals until funding agreements and work plans are completed. Funds are provided to WCCMHB through sales tax proceeds enabling people who are unable to function in age-appropriate social roles to cope with illness and disease.

WCCMHB will fund these proposals for a total of nearly $8 million given that all funding agreements and work plans are met.(Winnebago County Community Mental Health Board)

The council exists to plan and oversee a system of mental health and addictions services for residents of Winnebago County.

The remaining programs funded last year applied as new applicants and will be included in WCCMHB decisions at the next Board meeting to be held on May 4, 2022, along with the other new proposed applicants.

WCCMHB has a budget of up to $15 million in total for 2022-23.

Questions about the WCCMHB can be emailed to [email protected]

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