Dec 01, 2020 2020-12-01
The School-based Healthcare Solutions Network is accepting proposals for COVID-19 School Support Recovery Grants from local education agencies, charter school management companies, as well as public, charter, and private schools, to implement telehealth mental health program services for children impacted by short- and long-term school closures due to the pandemic. The grant program is intended to promote a collaborative and integrated approach between education and healthcare communities to ensure students succeed academically, socially, and emotionally while confined to home-learning mandates during the nation’s current national emergency. Funding will initially support the coordination of behavioral health services utilizing telehealth technology by licensed mental health professionals, who will also coordinate academic-support activities in collaboration with school district-designated program personnel. When schools reopen, funding will support the placement of a mental health professional on the school campus. All funding must be used to expand access to quality behavioral healthcare to students with a history of attendance, behavior, and poor academic performance during the last two academic years. The anticipated amount of the grant is $250,000 over five years, with up to $50,000 per year, based on up to $5,000 per school for ten schools. Other funds are awarded directly to mental health professionals for services to the partner school district through the grant program.
Deadline: Applications accepted on a rolling basis for the 2021–2022 school year until awards are expended