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


News and Announcements


The Kitsap County Board of Commissioners will review the Mental Health, Chemical Dependency and Therapeutic Court Community Advisory Committee recommendations for the 2023 grant cycle on November 2nd.  Applications were due on August 3rd and 4th. The Advisory Committee reviewed the applications from August through September and convened to develop Questions for this year's applicants on September 12th. During October 10-14th, all applicants met with Advisory Board members to discuss the answers to the final questions including budget reviews. On October 17th and 18th, the Advisory Board met in Executive Sessions to score applicants on impact and strategy, combined with application scores, final cumulative scoring is derived. An open public meeting was held on October 18th to announce the recommendations.  Draft recommendations have been posted here and are not considered final until reviewed and approved by the Board of County Commissioners.

DRAFT UNAPPROVED RECOMMENDATIONS

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The Kitsap County Board of Commissioners passed a resolution approving 2022 funding recommendations totaling $7 million, presented by the Mental Health, Chemical Dependency and Therapeutic Court Community Advisory Committee, at the Commissioners’ regular business meeting Nov. 8. Funds generated from the 1/10th of 1 percent sales and use tax are designated for mental health, chemical dependency and therapeutic court services in Kitsap County.
Read the full announcement here. See the 2022 awards here.


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


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.


2022

2021
2020
2019
2018
2017
2016
2015
2014




Contact Us

Hannah Shockley, Program Planner 
Human Services

360-337-4827
hshockle@kitsap.gov


Sonya Miles, Deputy Director
Human Services
360-337-4839
smiles@kitsap.gov


Doug Washburn, Director
Human Services
360-337-4526 
dwashburn@kitsap.gov

Lakesha Anderson-Evans,  
Office Supervisor
Human Services
360-337-7185, x3530
lranderson@kitsap.gov 


Fax: 360-337-5721

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