The VI Department of Health is advising the public that its Behavioral Health Division is preparing for submission of the State Mental Health Block Grant for Fiscal Years 2024- 2026. Persons wishing to review or comment on the development of the State Plan may do so by calling the VI Department of Health at (340) 712-0096, (340) 712-0064.

The MHBG program provides funds and technical assistance to all 50 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, the U.S. Virgin Islands, and 6 Pacific jurisdictions. Grantees use the funds to provide comprehensive, community-based mental health services to adults with serious mental illnesses and to children with serious emotional disturbances and to monitor progress in implementing a comprehensive, community-based mental health system.