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Posted on: April 5, 2018

Linn County Announces Mental Health and Disability Services Fund Recipients

$2.1 Million for mental health and disability services funding

The Linn County Board of Supervisors announces 15 organizations will receive funds totaling $2.1 million from the Mental Health and Disability Services fund. Non-profit organizations must be located in Linn County and provide mental health and disability services to Linn County residents to be eligible for the funds.

Last year, the state legislature passed Senate File 504, which required regions to reduce their fund balances to no more than 20 percent of annual operating expenditures by June 30, 2020. Any funds that exceed this limit are required to be spent on improving and increasing access to services. Linn County will use current fund balance dollars to fund one-time improvements to current program infrastructure and to fund start-up or ongoing costs for mental health program expenditures.

The following organizations will receive funding:

OrganizationProject Description Amount Funded 
Arc of East Central IowaHandicap accessible bus $                       15,000
Area Substance Abuse CouncilImproving patient outcomes $                     518,330
Catherine McCauley CenterOffering hope and opportunity to survivors of trauma $                       15,000
Discovery LivingAffordable/accessible housing for 8-10 people with disabilities $                       31,000
Foundation 2Upgrade to youth shelter $                       44,835
Foundation 2Suicide prevention training $                       27,160
Goodwill of the HeartlandLight manufacturing and certification program $                       30,000
HorizonsMarketing and outreach campaign $                     124,400
Horizons-NTSPurchase two minivans and one bus $                     120,000
Jane BoydMental health in Wellington Heights $                       75,000
Linn CountyProject manager for Access Center $                       75,000
Options of Linn CountyDay habilitation support $                     275,000
Linn County Public HealthCommunity-wide care coordination $                     160,000
National Resilience InstituteLinn County resilience first aid $                       72,500
Penn CenterCreate 15-bed residential care facility $                     400,000
RiverviewTherapy/crisis services for sexual assault survivors $                       75,000
Tanager PlaceTrauma informed care community project $                       42,000



TOTAL
 $                  2,100,225

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