- Alaska Statutes.
- Title 47. Welfare, Social Services and Institutions
- Chapter 30. Mental Health
- Section 550. Cost Sharing Formula; Limitations.
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AS 47.30.550. Cost Sharing Formula; Limitations.
- (a) In a district designated by the department as a poverty area, the department may fund not more than 90 percent of the
eligible costs of the community mental health services to be furnished under an entity's approved plan.
- (b) In a district that has not been designated by the department as a poverty area, the department may fund not more than
75 percent of the eligible costs of the community mental health services to be furnished under an entity's approved
- (c) Notwithstanding (a) and (b) of this section, if the department determines that sufficient funds from other sources are
unavailable, then the department shall fund the percent of the eligible costs that is necessary in order to ensure that
services for chronically mentally ill adults and severely mentally ill children, and other community mental health
services to be furnished under an entity's approved plan are made available by the entity. Funding under this
subsection is subject to the availability of legislative appropriations for the purpose.
- (d) Income earned by an entity through a community mental health project funded under AS 47.30.520
- 47.30.620 shall be used to augment or enhance the
entity's mental health services.
- (e) In (a) and (b) of this section, "poverty area" means a census district in which at least 15 percent of the population,
based upon the most recent census date, falls under 125 percent of the United States Department of Health and Human
Services' Poverty Income Guidelines for Alaska, as reported in the Federal Register.
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