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Medication Grant Program

The Medication Grant Program (MGP) was developed as part of Kendra's Law (Assisted Outpatient Treatment-AOT). The program is run by the Erie County Department of Mental Health, and is for individuals who require psychiatric medications at discharge from Article 28 hospitals (Erie County Medical Center or Kaleida - Buffalo General Hospital), or a county correctional setting (Erie County Holding Center or Erie County Correctional Facility), or a prison. Requirements are that an individual is receiving case management/care coordination services to assist in application for Medicaid that must occur within seven (7) days of discharge from the hospital, jail or prison. Upon receipt of the referral and Medicaid application, the Erie County Department of Mental Health staff will provide an individual with a Medication Grant Card that allows them to receive their medications throughout the Medicaid application process.