HRSA – Behavioral Health Workforce Education and Training for Professionals

04/10/2014, 5:00 PM

To Faculty in the College of Natural Sciences, School of Nursing and School of Public Health and Health Sciences,

The following is a limited submission opportunity where the institution is allowed to submit up to two applications; however, not from the same type of school or program. If you are interested in this program please email me by April 10, 2014.


HRSA – Behavioral Health Workforce Education and Training for Professionals


Program Description:

This announcement solicits applications for the FY 2014 Behavioral Health Workforce Education and Training (BHWET) for Professionals grant program. In support of the White House’s Now is the Time initiative, the 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.


Sponsor Deadline:

June 3, 2014