Mental Health Service Professional Demonstration Grant Program
The Mental Health Service Professional Demonstration Grant Program provides funding to support and demonstrate innovative partnerships to train school-based mental health services providers for employment in high need schools and local educational agencies (LEAs).
Applicants must propose a school-based mental health partnership established for the purpose of placing graduate students of university academic programs in school-based mental health fields into schools served by the participating high-need LEAs to complete required field work, credit hours, internships, or related training as applicable for the degree, license, or credential program of each student.
High need LEAs may be defined as:
- At least 20% of the children served are from low-income families
- Agencies that meet eligibility requirements for funding under the Small, Rural School Achievement (SRSA) program
- Agencies that meets eligibility requirements for funding under the Rural and Low-Income School (RLIS) program
- A high percentage of teachers are not teaching in the academic subject areas or grade levels in which they were trained to teach
- Has a high teacher turnover rate or a high percentage of teachers with emergency, provisional, or temporary certification or licensure
Eligible applicants are high need LEAs and State Educational Agencies on behalf of one or more high need LEAs. Applicants must propose to work in partnership with an eligible institution of higher education.
Award ceiling: $500,000
Award floor: $250,000
Project period: Up to 5 years
Estimated number of awards: 50
Estimated total program funding: $15,000,000
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