[mentalhealth-l] Grants to Integrate Schools and Mental Health
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Mon Mar 14 12:19:19 PST 2005
Special Announcement: ENEWS
Re: Grants to Integrate Schools and Mental Health Systems
The Grants to Integrate Schools and Mental Health Systems are suppose to be
announced in the Federal Register on or about March 31. Below is a basic
summary of the program.
"In Fiscal Year 2005, the Department of Education's Office of Safe and
Drug-Free Schools (OSDFS) will oversee a program to improve students'
access to mental health services. Authorized as part of the No Child Left
Behind Act and funded for the first time in FY 05, the Grants to Integrate
Schools and Mental Health Systems program will seek to fund innovative
linkages between school systems and mental health systems.
A funded program must include all of the following activities:
(1) Enhancing, improving, or developing collaborative efforts between
school-based service systems and mental health service systems to provide,
enhance, or improve prevention, diagnosis, and treatment services to students.
(2) Enhancing the availability of crisis intervention services, appropriate
referrals for students potentially in need of mental health services, and
ongoing mental health services.
(3) Providing training for the school personnel and mental health
professionals who will participate in the program.
(4) Providing technical assistance and consultation to school systems and
mental health agencies and families participating in the program.
(5) Providing linguistically appropriate and culturally competent services.
(6) Evaluating the effectiveness of the program in increasing student
access to quality mental health services, and making recommendations to the
Secretary about sustainability of the program.
Additional requirements apply, which can be found in the program's
statutory language available at :
Eligible applicants for this program are state educational agencies, local
educational agencies and Indian tribes.
The FY 2005 appropriation for this program is $4,960,000 and they expect to
award around 20 grants. Projected awards may range from $150,000 to
$350,000 with an average award being $250,000. The Department of
Education, however, is not bound by these estimates. The project period
will be up to 18 months."
Note from Chris Loftis (In Senator Kennedy's Washington office):
He indicates that the Dept. of Ed. never distributed a notice for
applications and thus, no grants were awarded this year. He states: "There
was nearly $5 million allocated for 2005. It's a shame to let them go to
waste, so please feel free to distribute widely and pass this along to any
entities that might be able to apply. Also, if you hear that someone is
applying, feel free to let me know because the DoEd knows that Kennedy
knows about this and we might be able to assist in ensuring their
application is fairly reviewed." He also notes that if you have any
questions, feel free to contact him at: Chris_Loftis at help.senate.gov
School Mental Health Project/
Center for Mental Health in Schools
UCLA Dept. of Psychology
Los Angeles, CA 90095-1563
(310) 825-3634 / Toll Free: (866) 846-4843 / Fax: (310) 206-8716
Email: smhp at ucla.edu
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