Monday, January 27, 2020

New Funding Opportunity: School Health Professional Grant

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2020 School Health Professional Grant Program

Applications are now available for the School Health Professional Grant (SHPG) to support K-12 schools.

The purpose of the grant is to:
  1. Increase the presence of school health professionals in K-12 schools to provide substance abuse and behavioral health care to students who are enrolled in K-12 schools and have substance abuse or other behavioral health needs;
  2. Provide training and resources for the newly hired school health professionals, other behavioral health school team members, and school staff on the implementation of evidence-based programming on substance abuse prevention education and behavioral health education for all students who are enrolled in K-12 schools; and
  3. Allow school health professionals to provide care coordination and connect K-12 students with services that are provided by community-based organizations for treatment and counseling for students who are at risk for substance abuse and who have need mental/behavioral health support.

Approximately $9.2 million is available for the 2020-21 school year. Applicants must demonstrate a match of 10 percent of funds requested. This may include both in-kind and cash matches.

Applications are due Tuesday, March 24, 2020, by 11:59 pm.

School Professional Grant Application:
For more information access the RFP link here

An application training webinar will be held Tuesday, February 11, 2020, from 12–1 pm

Please share this grant opportunity with other educators who may be interested.