USED - Office of Safe and Supportive Schools Announces Mental Health Service Professional Demonstration Grant
December 15, 2022
The Office of Safe and Supportive Schools is excited to announce that over $99M in funding is available for the Mental Health Service Professional Demonstration Grant Program.
The Mental Health Service Professional Demonstration Grant program is designed to increase mental health support for children and youth in schools by providing training and creating pathways into school-based mental health fields and high-need LEA.
- Projects must include a partnership between a high-need LEA (or a State educational agency (SEA) on behalf of a high-need LEA) and an institution of higher education (IHE).
- Projects must include must place post-secondary graduate students into high-need LEAs to complete required field work, credit hours, internships, or related training. Applicants may also develop mental health career pathways as early as secondary school, through career and technical education opportunities, or through paraprofessional support degree programs at local community or technical colleges.
New Eligible Applicants Proposed: The Department is proposing to include institutions of higher education (IHEs) as eligible applicants in partnership with a high-need LEA or SEA (on behalf of a high-need LEA).
Two technical assistance webinars for prospective applicants will be provided: one on December 14, 2022, and one on January 12, 2023, prior to the application deadline. Webinar information will be available here.