Friday, March 27, 2015

School Health Professional Grant application now available

Applications are now available for the 2015-16 School Health Professional Grant. This matching grant program exists to help secondary schools serving grades 7-12:

* Increase the presence of school health professionals to provide substance abuse and behavioral health care to students who have substance abuse or other behavioral health needs;
* 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; and
* Allow school health professionals to provide care coordination and connect students with services that are provided by community-based organizations for treatment and counseling for students who are at risk for substance abuse.

Approximately $2.2 million is available for the 2015-2016 school year. Applicants must demonstrate a match of 10% of the funds requested. This may include both in-kind and cash matches.

Applications will be due on Thursday, May 7, 2015. For more information and to access the RFP, please visit the School Health Professional Grant website at http://www.cde.state.co.us/healthandwellness/schoolhealthprofessionalgrantprogram

An application training webinar will be held on Monday, April 6, 2015 from 1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. Register for this technical assistance via Eventbrite at http://shpgapp2015.eventbrite.com.

Program Contact:
Jessica Bigler
bigler_j@cde.state.co.us

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