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Cross-System Services & Supports

RCCMHC collaborates across multiple systems to provide School Linked Mental Health services, Innovative Services, and Non-Billable services.  Grantees collaborate with one or more agencies, school districts or county departments.

Learn more about RCCMHC grants and how to apply. 


School Linked Mental Health

School Linked Mental Health (SLMH) is the broader term which also includes School Based Mental Health (SBMH) and refers to services that connect or co-locate effective mental health services with schools at the local level. 

  • GOALS: 1) Increase access to clinical youth mental health services, 2) Reduce barriers to mental health services (financial, cultural, stigma etc.), and 3) Increase access to comprehensive mental health and wellbeing services 

  • This grant provides funding for uninsured/underinsured clients and deductibles or co-pays for high cost-sharing insurance plans that may create a barrier to parental consent for treatment. It also provides funding for nonbillable services such as small groups (SEL, SST, CBT, DBT), cultural wellbeing supports and family engagement.

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Innovative Services

Innovative Services awards support and identify effective practices that address existing gaps or emerging mental health needs for youth and/or families in Ramsey County. 

  • GOALS: 1) Develop new models and practices including inventive or novel approaches which are not commonly in use and 2) Support traditional healing practices and community-defined approaches which may already be in use by certain communities or cultures but are not commonly used by public systems.

  • Focus Area 2020-2022: Crisis Respite

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Non-Billable Services Bank 

Community identified a strong need for whole-family  services and creative, community-based interventions that are not typically billable to insurance. RCCMHC responded to this need by offering a simple application process for flexible funding. 

  • Up to $10,000 per agency to support youth with or at risk for Emotional Disturbance (ED) or Serious Emotional Disturbance (SED.)

  • Focus areas 2022: 1) Youth who are at risk for a mental health crisis or need crisis stabilization and/or 2) youth who need whole-family support services in order to improve their mental health and wellbeing.

  • Services must begin within 2 months after grant approval

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