A Year after Newtown, Biden Announces More Mental Health Funding

Tuesday, 10 Dec 2013 06:43 AM

 

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Vice President Joe Biden will announce on Tuesday a new push to increase access to mental health services with $100 million in new government funding a year after the school shooting in Newtown, Connecticut, sparked a failed push for stronger gun control measures.

Biden, who spearheaded President Barack Obama's gun control initiatives, will discuss the new money during a meeting with families of the victims of the school shooting and mental health advocates, a White House official said.

The money will come from the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) and the Department of Agriculture (USDA), the official said.

"HHS will soon issue a $50 million funding opportunity to help Community Health Centers establish or expand behavioral health services for people living with mental illness or addiction," the official said.

"Additionally, USDA has set a goal of financing $50 million for the construction, expansion, or improvement of mental health facilities in rural areas over the next three years."

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