$7.1M to Expand Services for Children, Adolescents and Transitional Youth

hrsa_logoAgency: Health Resources and Services Administration (HHS); Program: Behavioral Health Workforce Education and Training (BHWET) for Paraprofessionals and Professionals (CFDA Number: 93.243) (Funding Opportunity Number: HRSA-16-193); Focus Areas: Mental health, substance abuse; Eligibility: Public and private colleges and universities, public housing authorities, nonprofits and for-profits; Funding: $7.1 million for 21 awards; Deadline: July 1.

Summary: The program expands the mental health and substance abuse workforce serving children, adolescents and transitional-age youth at risk for developing or who have a recognized behavioral health disorder.

Grantees will expand the behavioral health workforce by supporting education and clinical training for behavioral health-related professionals and paraprofessionals. All internships and field placements must focus on working with at-risk children, adolescents and transitional-age youth, and include experiential training.

Info: Gloria Ortiz, 301/443-1915; e-mail, gortiz@hrsa.gov; http://tinyurl.com/grzjaw3 (for the NOFA).

About Frank Klimko

Frank Klimko is a nationally known journalist, grants expert and speech writer/speaker. He has years of experience helping nonprofits devise lists of the right funding opportunities and secure funding from these foundations and corporate entities. Clients have focused on an array of areas including child care, homeless, hunger and K-12 education. Additionally, he is a Freedom of Information Act expert, who has helped numerous clients with securing proprietary information from the federal government. Currently, Frank Klimko writes the Children & Youth Funding Report and Private Grants Alert, which are Washington DC-based publications. CYF is a daily publication covering Congress, the Education Dept. and the various federal regulatory agencies. PGA, another daily publication, covers the world of private philanthropy.
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