Funding of Evidence Based Interventions

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FundingCurrently, funding for EBIs in Pennsylvania comes from two primary sources: Medical Assistance and county funding. County funding may take the form of Special Grants or come from Human Services Block Grants. On occasion, counties use monies from the county needs-based budget. Knowledge of these funding streams provides a context for understanding EBI implementation in Pennsylvania.

  • Medical Assistance (M.A.)
    With just one exception , every EBI program currently operating in Pennsylvania is M.A.-enrolled. FFT, MST, and MTFC are approved for M.A. funding under the umbrella of Behavioral Health Rehabilitation Services and fall into the category of “outpatient wraparound mental health services not currently on the M.A. fee schedule.”
  • Special Grants
    Special Grants for EBIs were implemented by the Office of Children, Youth, and Families beginning in FY 2008/2009 to supplement Medical Assistance funding and fill funding gaps. Counties must request this funding on an annual basis.

    Number of Counties Receiving Special Grant Funds for an EBI

    Number of Counties with Special Grants

    Special Grant Funding: Awards & Expenditures

    Special Grant Expenditures

  • Human Services Block Grant
    As of July 1, 2012, the Human Services Block Grant is being piloted in 20 counties, 16 of which have at least one EBI program in place. Counties participating in the Human Services Block Grant pilot are:
    • Allegheny
    • Beaver
    • Berks
    • Bucks
    • Butler
    • Centre
    • Chester
    • Crawford
    • Dauphin
    • Delaware
    • Erie
    • Franklin
    • Fulton
    • Greene
    • Lancaster
    • Lehigh
    • Luzerne
    • Tioga
    • Venango
    • Wayne

Read more about Funding Evidence Based Interventions (Written in December 2012)

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