Invitation for Public Comments: Mental Health Substance Abuse Block Grant Application


Date Posted: August 19, 2019; 8:30AM

Title XIX, Subpart III, section 1941 of the PHS Act (32 U.S.C. 300x-51) requires that, as a condition of the funding agreement for the grant, states will provide an opportunity for the public to comment on the State BG Plan. States should make the plan public in such a manner as to facilitate comment from any person (including federal, tribal, or other public agencies) both during the development of the plan (including any revisions) and after the submission of the plan to the Secretary of HHS.

Please review the uploaded attachments of FY2020-2021 CNMI MHSA Block Grant Narratives.

For comments or inquiries, please email The deadline for comments to be submitted was August 26, 2019.
Reference # Description
FY2020 21 MHSA BG Planning Narrative STEP 1
FY2020 21 MHSA BG Planning Narrative STEP 2
FY2020 21.1 21.2 The Health Care System Parity and Integration - Required
FY2020 21.2 Health Disparities - Requested/Not Required
FY2020 21.3 Innovation in Purchasing Decisions - Requested/Not Required
FY2020 21.4 Evidence Based Practices for Early Interventions to Address Early/Serious Mental health Illness (ESMI) - 10% set aside - Required MHBG
FY2020 21.5 Person Centered Planning (PCP) - Required MHBG
FY2020 21.6 Program Integrity - Required
FY2020 21.7 Tribes-Requeste/Not Required
FY2020 21.8 Primary Prevention - Required SABG Only
FY2020 21.9 Statutory Criterion for MHBG - Required MHBG
FY2020 21.10 Substance Use Disorder Treatment - Required SABG
FY2020 21.11 Quality Improvement Plan - Requested/Not Required
FY2020 21.12 Trauma - Requeste/Not Required
FY2020 21.13 Criminal and Juvenile Justice - Requested/Not Required
FY2020 21.14 Medication Assisted Treatment - Requested/Not Required
FY2020 21.15 Crisis Services - Requested/Not Required
FY2020 21.16 Recovery - Required
FY2020 21.17 Community Living and the Implementation of Olmstead - Requested/Not Required
FY2020 21.18 Children and Adolescents M/SUD Services - Required MHBG - Requested SABG
FY2020 21.19 Suicide Prevention - Required MHBG
FY2020 21.20 Support of State Partners - Required MHBG
FY2020 21.21 State Planning/Advisory Council and Input on the Mental Health/Substance Abuse Block Grant Application - Required for MHBG
FY2020 21.22 Public Comment on State Plan - Required
Last Updated:1/16/2020