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Behavioral Health Workforce Education & Training

Apply to HRSA-14-077: Behavioral Health Workforce Education and Training for Professionals at Grants.gov by June 3

  • Web Call: Wednesday, April 9, 3 pm
    For replay information (The recording will be available until 11:59 pm (ET) June 24, 2014): 800-695-2487; Passcode: 6914
  • Web Call: Thursday, April 24, 3 pm
    For replay information (The recording will be available until 11:59 pm (ET) June 24, 2014): 888-566-0619; Passcode: 6414
  • HRSA-14-077 FAQs - April 09 & 24, 2014 (PDF - 176 KB)

Apply to HRSA-14-126: Behavioral Health Workforce Education and Training for Paraprofessionals at Grants.gov by June 3

  • Web Call: Thursday, April 10, 3 pm ET
    For replay information (The recording will be available until 11:59 pm (ET) June 24, 2014): 866-435-5406; Passcode: 6014
  • Web Call: Wednesday, April 23, 3 pm ET
    For replay information (The recording will be available until 11:59 pm (ET) June 23, 2014): 866-415-2343; Passcode: 6314
  • HRSA-14-126 FAQs - April 10 & 23, 2014 (PDF - 7 pages)

Application Technical Assistance

Purpose 

The purpose of this program is to develop and expand the substance abuse and mental health workforce who, following their training, will focus on children, adolescents, and transitional-age youth at risk for developing or who have developed a recognized behavioral health disorder.  Special emphasis is on training to meet the needs of transitional-age persons 16 to 25 years old who are at risk for mental illness, substance abuse and suicide, and among the least likely to seek continuous help. Applicants must emphasize prevention and clinical intervention and treatment for those at risk for engaging in harmful behaviors, including violence, and the involvement of families in the prevention and treatment of behavioral health conditions.

HRSA, accepting applications for the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, is seeking to train a total of 1,800 additional behavioral health professionals and 1,700 paraprofessionals per year through this grant program. 

HRSA-14-077: Behavioral Health Workforce Education and Training for Professionals funding is to support pre-degree clinical internships and field placements for master’s-level social workers, psychologists, professional counselors, psychiatric-mental health nurse practitioners, and marriage and family therapists; and, doctoral-level psychologists. 

HRSA-14-126: Behavioral Health Workforce Education and Training for Paraprofessionals funding is to support education and training of students in community and technical colleges, including tribal colleges and universities, who are seeking to obtain a certificate in a paraprofessional field focusing on the behavioral health needs of at-risk youth and families. Paraprofessional certificate programs may include community health worker, outreach worker, social services aide, mental health worker, substance abuse/addictions worker, youth worker, promotora, and peer paraprofessional.  Certificate programs for peer paraprofessionals may also be offered by organizations recognized by their state government to offer peer paraprofessional training programs.

Eligible Applicants

HRSA-14-077: Behavioral Health Workforce Education and Training for Professionals eligible applicants are accredited master’s-level schools and programs of social work, psychology, marriage and family therapy, psychiatric-mental health nurse practitioners and professional counseling (including the areas of mental health and addiction/substance use disorder counseling) that require a pre-degree clinical field placement in behavioral health as part of the training and a prerequisite for graduation; and doctoral-level health service psychology internships and schools and programs.  Doctoral psychology disciplines include health services psychology, clinical psychology and counseling psychology.

HRSA-14-126: Behavioral Health Workforce Education and Training for Paraprofessionals eligible applicants for paraprofessional certificate training programs are community and technical colleges, including tribal colleges and universities, accredited by a United States Department of Education nationally recognized accrediting body.  Eligible applicants for peer paraprofessional certificate training programs also include organizations recognized by their state government to offer peer paraprofessional training programs.  Entities must offer a certificate program(s) in a behavioral health-related paraprofessional field (i.e., community health worker, outreach worker, social services aide, mental health worker, substance abuse/addictions worker, youth worker, promotora, peer paraprofessional).

Awards

HRSA-14-077: Behavioral Health Workforce Education and Training for Professionals, funded at $26.7 million in FY 2014, expects to make between 60 and 130 grant awards for as much as $480,000 for each one-year budget period. Project period is three years. 

HRSA-14-126: Behavioral Health Workforce Education and Training for Paraprofessionals, funded at $3.4 million in FY 2014, expects to make between 10 and 30 grant awards for as much as $300,000 for each one-year budget period. Project period is three years.

 

Last updated 04/03/2014




Register Today

Before you can apply for this funding opportunity, you must register in three places: DUNS, SAM, and Grants.gov.

Be sure to provide complete and consistent information to all three systems. If there is a problem anywhere in the process, your registration can take 4 weeks or even longer.

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