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The announcement below details a grant opportunity from HRSA. Eligible applicants include:

Accredited master's-level schools and programs of:

  • Social work;
  • Health services psychology (clinical and counseling)
  • Marriage and family therapy;
  • Psychiatric-mental health nurse practitioner;
  • Professional counseling (including the areas of mental health and
  • Addiction/substance use disorder counseling)

Accredited doctoral-level psychology schools, programs, and internships of:

  • Health services psychology;
  • Clinical psychology; and,
  • Counseling psychology

Behavioral Health Workforce Education and Training

The Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) has announced a grant opportunity in support of the White House Now is the Time initiative.  The Behavioral Health Workforce Education and Training (BHWET) for Professionals grant program aims to expand the mental health and substance abuse (jointly referred to as behavioral health throughout the funding opportunity announcement) workforce serving children, adolescents, and transitional-age youth at risk for developing or who have developed a recognized behavioral health disorder.

Grantees will be expected to expand the behavioral health workforce by supporting pre-degree clinical internships and field placements for students at accredited master's-level schools and programs of social work, psychology, marriage and family therapy, psychiatric-mental health nurse practitioner, and professional counseling that require a pre-degree clinical field placement in behavioral health; as well as, supporting doctoral-level health service psychology internship programs (including health services psychology, clinical psychology and counseling psychology) and/or doctoral-level health service psychology schools and programs. All internships and field placements need to focus on working with at-risk children, adolescents, and transitional-age youth, and involve experiential training that offers participation in established interprofessional and integrated teams.

More information regarding this grant opportunity is located at: https://grants.hrsa.gov/webExternal/SFO.asp?ID=84ef19ca-f1b6-4c18-b446-40c746e867a8.  Deadline to submit applications is June 3, 2014.

Two technical assistance calls are scheduled for applicants:  April 9, 2014 and April 24, 2014 - both at 3:00 p.m. (ET):

Call-in Number: 1-888-972-6714

Participant Code: 3548921

Adobe Connect Links: https://hrsa.connectsolutions.com/bhwta040914 and https://hrsa.connectsolutions.com/bhwta042414

If you are interested in applying for this grant and would like to receive a letter of support from the State, please send your request via email to HCRWorkforce@oshpd.ca.gov . In your letter, please include the addressee's name, the amount of your grant request, your grant objective, and any relevant information you would like the State to consider.  Also, please include the deadline date of your grant application submission.

If you are applying for this grant opportunity, please notify us via email to HCRWorkforce@oshpd.ca.gov to ensure that the Office of Statewide Health Planning and Development (OSHPD) can track how many California stakeholders are applying for these federal grants.