The CSWE Public Policy Initiative (PPI) is sharing a funding opportunity from the Office of Elementary and Secondary Education (OESE) within the Department of Education (ED). The PPI is able to provide high-level context about this opportunity.
ED has announced a funding opportunity inviting applications for the School-Based Mental Health Services Grant Program. The School-Based Mental Health Services Grant Program provides competitive grants to State Educational Agencies (SEAs) to increase the number of qualified mental health service providers (including school social workers) providing school-based mental health services to students. The focus of these grants will be increasing the number of service providers in local educational agencies (LEAs) with demonstrated need. An applicant must propose a plan to increase the number of service providers, including service providers who offer telehealth services, serving students in LEAs with demonstrated need, such as through payment towards student loan repayments for those service providers, promoting cross-State licensing and certification reciprocity for service providers, or providing incentives for hiring, such as increased pay or flexibility or creating hybrid roles that allow for leadership, academic, or research opportunities, or induction programs.
Applications are due on July 13, 2020.
The full funding opportunity can be found here.
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