1/10 of 1% Sales Tax Program to Fund Mental Health, Substance Abuse and Therapeutic Court Programs and Services

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Preregister now for information sessions offered to organizations interested in applying for behavioral health grant funding

The Kitsap County Department of Human Services is offering informational question-and-answer sessions for organizations in Kitsap County that have never applied for or received a Mental Health, Chemical Dependency and Therapeutic Court grant with funds generated from the 1/10th of 1% treatment sales tax. Now is the time to start planning for submitting a 2022 funding proposal. The request for proposals opens May 28, 2021. Grant applications are due Aug. 6.

Has your organization considered applying for one of these grants but don’t know where to begin? 

Do you have a behavioral health program in your organization and need financial help to implement it? 

Would you like to talk to someone about strategies that can support your organization’s behavioral health needs and a successful grant application? 

These informational sessions provide opportunities to meet with a grant writing specialist, network with other organizations that have behavioral health needs, discuss common issues and problems, and get your grant writing questions answered. 

Sessions are scheduled:

Tuesday evenings at 5 p.m. April 13 and May 11
Register in advance for one of these meeting dates here.

Wednesday mornings at 10 a.m. April 21 and May 19
Register in advance for one of these meeting dates here

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information on how to join the meeting. 

Individualized sessions or presentations and can be scheduled with your organization. For more information, contact Gay Neal at gneal@co.kitsap.wa.us or 360-337-4827. Click here for a printable version of the informational flyer above.

Public comment sought on 2021-2026 Mental Health, Chemical Dependency and Therapeutic Court Behavioral Health Strategic Plan

Community input is sought on the draft 2021-2026 Mental Health, Chemical Dependency and Therapeutic Court Behavioral Health Strategic Plan for funding programs through Kitsap County's 1/10th of 1 percent local treatment sales tax. Written public comment will be accepted through April 1, 2021. View the strategic plan here.

The plan was developed by the Kitsap County Department of Human Services, in collaboration with community leaders and subject matter experts. This team created a plan with goals, objectives, and strategies aimed at meeting the behavioral health needs of the Kitsap community. 

The strategic plan guides review of applications for funding to ensure programs receiving treatment tax funds evaluate and implement the strategies and are transparent, accountable and collaborative.  

View the draft plan here

Please submit all comments, no later than April 1, 2021, to:

Kitsap County Mental Health, Chemical Dependency and Therapeutic Court Programs
614 Division Street, MS-23
Port Orchard, WA  98366

Comments may also be emailed to gneal@co.kitsap.wa.us.

For more information, contact Gay Neal, coordinator for the Mental Health, Chemical Dependency and Therapeutic Court Programs, at 360-337-4827 or gneal@co.kitsap.wa.us.

Strategic Plan Update: 

The Treatment Sales Tax was adopted in 2013 by the Kitsap County Board of Commissioners. In collaboration with community leaders, qualified subject matter experts and Kitsap County's Human Services Department, a six-year strategic plan for behavioral health services was developed. 

The plan must be revised every six-years and reviewed every three-years to keep the goals aligned with the current needs of the community.

December 2020 marked six-years of service delivery, funded by the tax.  The Behavioral Health Strategic Planning Team reconvened in the Fall of 2020 to update the plan.  

The development of the revised plan took four months. Professional facilitators conducted oversight of the sub-committee meetings. The team identified gaps in services, objectives and strategies. 

The goals were divided between the knowledgeable group, to review with extreme scrutiny; local and state statistical data, community input of 180 completed 25-page surveys, and collaboration with field certified professionals to develop the most comprehensive plan that supports the needs of this community with critical services.

​1/10th of 1% Sales and Use Tax Grant Program

A signed Ordinance 507-2013 authorized a sales tax and use tax to provide for delivery of mental health, substance abuse and therapeutic court programs and services, providing for administration of the tax and adopting a new chapter of Kitsap County Code for implementation.

Once a year, the opportunity is open to Kitsap County businesses, programs and service providers to apply for funding from the 1/10th sales tax. 

Annual Reports

Requests for Proposals (RFP)

Kitsap County Mental Health, Chemical Dependency & Therapeutic Court Program funds have been awarded the following years.


Contact Us

Gay Neal, Planner III, Human Services

Doug Washburn, Director, Human Services

Hannah Shockley, Supervisor, Human Services
360-337-7185, x3530

Fax: 360-337-5721

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