California’s children may perhaps be the biggest winners in the 2021-2022 State Budget deal still being finalized by the Legislature and Governor Newsom. The massive $260 billion spending plan includes new support for programs that directly focus on childhood health, mental health, education and social supports.

“We’ve never seen an investment like this anywhere in the nation aimed at addressing children’s behavioral health issues.” – Dr. Mark Ghaly, Pediatrician, California Secretary of Health & Human Services