Proposal to Transfer Workforce Education and Training programs to OSHPD

The Governor's Budget proposes to transfer $12.255 million in budget authority in FY 2012-13 for the Mental Health Services Act (MHSA) Workforce Education and Training (WET) Program from the Department of Mental Health to the Office of Statewide Health Planning and Development. The $12.255 million includes $12.15 million for programs and $105,000 for one staff and operating expenses associated with administering the WET program.

The $12.15 million in budget authority being transferred includes:

  • Contracts with 11 Institutions to Provide Stipends to Students in Mental Health Programs
  • Contracts with three Psychiatric Residency Programs
  • Contract with Statewide Technical Assistance Center
  • Contracts with Regional Partnerships
  • Development of WET Five-Year Plan

Contracts for the stipend programs, psychiatric residency programs, statewide technical assistance center and regional partnerships are multi-year, have varying end dates and are funded through an annual appropriation.

Fact Sheet on Governor's Proposal
MHSA WET 5 Year Plan
Reorganization of Department of Mental Health Functions
OSHPD and MHSA WET Transition - PDF Presentation | PowerPoint Presentation

For more information on this proposal, please email

Page last revised: April 24, 2012 3:24 PM