Flexible funds can be used to support the existing mental health services based on the Individualized Recovery Plan (IRP). These funds are formed to reduce the symptoms complex of mental illnesses in a community and maintain a better quality of life.

For what purposes can flexible funds be utilized?

Flexible funds are reserved for deserving and indigent persons and can be utilized for the following functions:

  • Short-term psychiatric hospitalization.
  • Expenses pertinent to medications.
  • Room and Board.
  • Enhanced observation needs.

Availability of flexible funds:

Flexible Funds are provided on a first-come, first-serve basis till the funding is available. However, it is not guaranteed every month.

Who has the authority to dispense these funds?

The Texas Health and Human Services Commission (HHSC) is the authorization center to allot the funds on a temporary basis and holds power to dismiss the allotted funds with 30-days prior notice.