The American Rescue Plan’s State Option to Invest in Mobile Crisis Intervention Services

May 11, 2021

Manatt, Phelps & Phillips, LLP.

The ARP mobile crisis state option and enhanced federal matching rate provide a critical tool for states to invest in a more equitable, comprehensive and integrated crisis system that connects individuals in behavioral health crisis with specialized and appropriate behavioral health treatment. The ARP mobile crisis option and funding can jump-start states’ efforts to reform their crisis systems.

The American Rescue Plan (ARP) Act enacted on March 11, 2021, establishes a state option to provide community mobile crisis intervention services for a five-year period beginning in April 2022.