Federal Grants Boost Health Training Efforts

hrsa_logoAgency: Health Resources and Services Administration (HHS); Program: Behavioral Health Workforce Education and Training (BHWET) Program (CFDA Number: 93.243) (Funding Opportunity Number: HRSA-17-070); Eligibility: Colleges (programs which focus on youth worker efforts are eligible to apply); Funding: $44 million for 150 awards (no match required); Deadline: June 12.

Summary: The BHWET Program looks to develop and expand the behavioral health workforce serving populations across the lifespan, including rural and medically underserved areas.  The BHWET Program places special emphasis on establishing or expanding meaningful, longitudinal internships or field placement programs in behavioral health. Entities must offer a certificate to the trainees upon completion of a program in a paraprofessional behavioral health related field, such as social services aide, mental health worker or youth worker.

Info: https://goo.gl/IxGQVe (NOFA); Nicole Wilkerson, Health Resources and Services Administration, Nwilkerson@hrsa.gov or (301) 443-7759.

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