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Program Description

  Local Behavioral Health Authority

As the State-mandated Local Behavioral Health Authority (LBHA), this program is responsible for system planning, management, and oversight of the Montgomery County behavioral health system across the lifespan (behavioral health, mental health, and substance use disorders). The LBHA manages State and Federal grants as well as County-funded programs and ensures quality of care, quality improvement, and access to behavioral health fee-for-service programs. The LBHA has the responsibility of system planning, which involves assessing and determining gaps in behavioral health treatment and rehabilitation and working closely with community service providers and partners, forensic services, and public safety. The LBHA ensures the ongoing development of a resiliency and recovery-oriented continuum of services that provide for consumer choice and empowerment. This program manages all BHCS service area contracts.

Program Contacts

Contact Rolando L. Santiago, PhD of the HHS - Behavioral Health and Crisis Services at 240.777.7000 or Grace Pedersen of the Office of Management and Budget at 240.773.1088 for more information regarding this department's operating budget.


Program Performance Measures

Program Performance MeasuresActual FY22Actual FY23Estimated FY24Target FY25Target FY26
Number of grants managed and contracts monitored 1101104115115115
Percent of contracts meeting LBHA contract monitoring requirements as it relates to invoices processed on a timely basis98%98%99%99%99%
Number of Rx drug pounds collected at drug take back events2,0541,9822,0602,1632,225
1  The increase in FY23 is due to an increase in grant funding.

Program Budget Changes

FY25 Recommended ChangesExpendituresFTEs
FY24 Approved1332545823.65
Multi-program adjustments, including negotiated compensation changes, employee benefit changes, changes due to staff turnover, reorganizations, and other budget changes affecting multiple programs.27492930.50
FY25 Recommended1607475124.15