I am not sure where the messaging originated, but the Prevention funds you receive from DBHDS are federally restricted and cannot be reallocated to other positions or services outside of Prevention. This is a federal violation and would jeopardize our all of our federal funding for treatment and prevention.
Our Finance lead said that DBHDS has not put forth any suggestions regarding unrestricted or reallocating prevention dollars because they are very aware of the consequences. Please let me know if any of you are receiving any messages counter to this. Also, please make sure your colleagues who may not check the Portal are aware of this message. Take care…Gail