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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 for 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 Taman Morris of the Office of Management and Budget at 240.777.2771 for more information regarding this department's operating budget.


Program Performance Measures

Program Performance MeasuresActual FY21Actual FY22Estimated FY23Target FY24Target FY25
Number of grants managed and contracts monitored 1103101103103103
Percent of contracts meeting LBHA contract monitoring requirements as it relates to invoices processed on a timely basis 297%98%99%99%99%
Number of Rx drug pounds collected at drug take back events 31,1892,0542,281
1  The number of grants managed and contracts monitored by the Local Behavioral Health Authority has remained as expected since FY20.
2  To improve this measure's accuracy, this performance measure has been updated from the FY21 phrasing of, "Percentage of contracts meeting county and state timeliness requirements." As such, results from FY20 and FY21 are not directly comparable to FY22 but signify a stable trend in timely contract processing. FY22 will serve as the new baseline.
3  For FY23, this measure moved from Outpatient Behavioral Health Services-Child Program to Local Behavioral Health Authority (LBHA) due to transition of prevention programs into LBHA budget. The performance measure is based on the pounds of pill form medications/drugs that local law enforcement collects throughout the year and during the bi-annual National Drug Takeback Days. The increase reported for FY22 is associated with the marketing promotion for the events by Health and Human Services, law enforcement, and other community partners.

Program Budget Changes

FY24 Approved ChangesExpendituresFTEs
FY23 Approved1407881024.50
Re-align: Adult Substance Use Disorder Services to Match Actual Expenditures-4099100.00
Eliminate: State Opioid Response (SOR) II Grant-6784710.00
Multi-program adjustments, including negotiated compensation changes, employee benefit changes, changes due to staff turnover, reorganizations, and other budget changes affecting multiple programs.335029-0.85
FY24 Approved1332545823.65