(a)  The Division shall administer a grant program for the federal Community Mental Health Services Block Grant which is made available to the Division under the authority of Public Law 102-321.

(b)  The appropriate portion of funds which are made available to the Division for Community mental health services shall be made available to eligible programs.  The purpose of these funds is to provide comprehensive community mental health services to adults with a serious mental illness and to children with a serious emotional disturbance who meet the unit cost reimbursement (UCR) criteria for Level 1 or Level 2.

(c)  The mental health services shall be provided within the limits of the capacity of the area program, to any individual residing or employed in the service area of the center, regardless of ability to pay for such services, in a manner which preserves human dignity and assures continuity and high quality care.

(d)  Funds shall not be expended for any of the following uses:

(1)           to provide inpatient services,

(2)           to make cash payments to clients,

(3)           to purchase or improve land; purchase, construct or permanently improve any building or other facility; or purchase major medical equipment,

(4)           to satisfy any requirement for the expenditure of non-Federal funds as a condition for the receipt of Federal funds,

(5)           to provide assistance to any entity other than a public or nonprofit private entity ,or

(6)           to support any individual salary in excess of one hundred twenty five thousand dollars ($125,000).

(e)  The Division Director shall allocate annually funds to the area programs.

(f)  Block grant funds allocated shall be used to supplement and increase the level of state, local, and other non‑federal funds and shall, in no event, supplant such state, local, and other non‑federal funds.  The Division shall monitor compliance by comparing total budgeted revenues for the current fiscal year with those budgeted for the prior fiscal year for each area program exclusive of block grant funds.  If block grant funds are reduced, the area program may reduce its participation in a proportionate manner.


History Note:        Authority G.S. 12C-141; 122C-143.1; 122C-143.2; 122C-144.1; 122C-147; 122C-147.1;

122C-147.2; P.L. 102-321;

Eff. October 1, 1982;

Amended Eff. February 1, 1996; April 1, 1990; July 1, 1983;

Pursuant to G.S. 150B-21.3A, rule is necessary without substantive public interest Eff. June 25, 2016.