Graduate Psychology Education (GPE) Program

Announcement Number:

Bureau of Health Workforce

Date(s) to Apply:
03/08/2019 to 05/07/2019

Estimated Award Date:

Estimated Award Amount:
$18 million

Estimated Number of Awards:

What is the program?

GPE trains doctoral health psychology students, interns, and post-doctoral residents to provide integrated, interdisciplinary, behavioral health and Opioid Use Disorder (OUD) and other Substance Use Disorder (SUD) prevention and treatment services in high need and high demand areas.  

The program also supports faculty development of health service psychology.

For purposes of this NOFO, high need and high demand areas are identified by two defined sources:

  • County of experiential training site location has less than 10 licensed psychologists per 100,000 population as found in the APA County Level Analysis of US Licensed Psychologists
  • Experiential training site is located in a Mental Health Professional Shortage Areas (HPSAs); or are Facility Mental HPSAs with a score of 16 or above as found in the HPSA Find Tool.

The overarching goal of the program is to prepare and build capacity of the doctoral health psychology workforce, to provide mental/behavioral health care, including OUD and other SUD prevention and treatment services, in high need and high demand areas.

Are you eligible?

Eligible entities:

  • APA-accredited doctoral schools and programs of health service psychology
  • APA-accredited doctoral internships in professional psychology
  • APA-accredited post-doctoral residency programs in practice psychology


Contact Us

Andrea G. Battle, Ph.D.

Phone: (301) 443-1928

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