American Rescue Plan Home and Community-Based Services Funding: A Review of State Plans to Support Child and Adolescent Mental Health

The COVID-19 pandemic has taken an unprecedented toll on children’s mental health, exacerbating long-standing gaps in mental health care for children in the United States. Fortunately, a number of states plan to invest in initiatives that support youth behavioral and mental health by leveraging funds made available by section 9817 of the American Rescue Plan Act, which provides new, substantial federal funding to states, on a temporary basis, to enhance, expand, and strengthen home and community-based services under the Medicaid program.

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American Rescue Plan Helps States Respond to Youth Mental Health Crisis