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Behavioral Health Workforce Education and Training (BHWET) Program

Grants to USA Higher Education Institutions for
the Training of Behavioral Health Professionals

Agency Type:

Federal

Funding Source:

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United States Department of Health and Human Services, Health Resources and Services Administration

Conf. Date:

05/10/17

Deadline Date:

06/12/17 11:59 PM ET

Description:

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Grants to USA and territories IHE medical certification programs to expand and develop the behavioral health workforce to serve patients across the lifespan, including in medically underserved and rural areas. Technical assistance sessions are scheduled for May 10 and May 11. Applicants are advised to ensure the required registrations well in advance of the deadline.

The BHWET Program places special emphasis on establishing or expanding internships or field placement programs in behavioral health that include interdisciplinary training for: 1) students/interns, 2) faculty, and 3) field supervisors to provide quality behavioral health services to communities in need.

Applicants must emphasize: (a) training in prevention and clinical interventions for those at risk of developing or who have a recognized behavioral health disorder; (b) strategies for incorporating the involvement of families and community partnerships in the prevention and treatment of behavioral health conditions; (c) curricula enhancement and interprofessional training for students/interns, faculty, and field placement supervisors; and (d) career development in behavioral health for paraprofessionals and peer support specialists.

There are two tracks for this Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO): 1) BHWET Professional Track and 2) BHWET Paraprofessional Certificate Track.

The BHWET Program places special emphasis on establishing or expanding meaningful, longitudinal internships or field placement programs in behavioral health that include interprofessional training for students/interns, faculty, and field supervisors to provide quality behavioral health services.

Grant recipients will help close the gap in access to behavioral health care services by establishing partnerships with a broad range of organizations and community partners to ensure a wide recruitment of students, opportunities for field placements, career development, and provide job placement services. Students will be trained in effective behavioral health treatment modalities at interprofessional and team-based care field placement sites or through internships that are working toward or have instituted the integration of behavioral health and primary care. These efforts will aid to increase the number of adequately prepared behavioral health providers serving populations across the lifespan, including persons in rural, vulnerable, and/or medically-underserved communities.

Program Requirements for the Professional Track - You must:

-Provide stipend support to graduate-level students for no less than six consecutive months and no more than 12 consecutive months who will be completing their final field placement (internship or field placement) prior to graduation; Part-time students and interns are allowed to receive a stipend prorated at one half of the fixed amount for no more than 24 consecutive months;

-Implement interdisciplinary training with two or more disciplines and integration of behavioral health with primary care;

-Increase the number of field placements and internships with a focus on working with persons in rural, vulnerable, and/or medically-underserved communities; and

-Provide inter-professional training for faculty and field placement supervisors.

Program Requirements for the Paraprofessional Certificate Track - You must:

-Support students through provision of tuition, fees, and supplies to complete a certificate program in a behavioral health-related field for no more than 12 consecutive months; Part-time student support is allowed for tuition, fees and supplies prorated at one-half of the fixed amount for no more than 24 consecutive months.

-Include an experiential field placement or internship in the certificate program;

-Create additional slots beyond current program capacity in a paraprofessional certificate program(s) to increase the number of students trained with a focus on working with persons in rural, vulnerable, and/or medically underserved communities; and

-Support career development in behavioral health for paraprofessionals to encourage career progression.

Additional Program Requirements for Both Tracks You must:

-Implement innovative strategies to expand the recruitment, retention, and training of a broad group of students who commit to provide behavioral health services for rural, vulnerable, and/or medically underserved communities;

-Demonstrate enhanced didactic and experiential training activities to develop competencies of students/interns in integrated and team-based care (in collaboration with two or more health disciplines);

-Establish partnerships with other organizations and community partners to provide field placements, career development, and job placement services that assist students in obtaining employment following graduation or the completion of the certificate program;

-Incorporate Rapid Cycle Quality Improvement to continuously monitor program objectives and make adjustments as needed to improve program outputs and outcomes over the four-year project period;

-Evaluate the program, collect specified program and performance data, and disseminate findings to appropriate audiences; and

-Collaborate regularly during the project period with other BHWET Program grant recipients, and participate in program evaluations during and upon completion of the project period.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 142815

Estimated Total Program Funding:

$44,000,000

Number of Grants:

Expected Number of Awards: Up to 150 awards

Estimated Size of Grant:

-Professional Track: Up to $480,000 per year
-Paraprofessional Certificate Track: Up to $300,000 per year

Term of Contract:

The project period is September 1, 2017 through August 31, 2021 (4 years).

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Professional Track:

-Accredited institutions of higher education or accredited behavioral health professional training programs in behavioral pediatrics, social work, school social work, substance use disorder prevention and treatment, marriage and family therapy, occupational therapy, school counseling, or professional counseling. Programs must require a pre-degree clinical field placement in behavioral health as part of the training and a prerequisite for graduation.

-Accredited schools of masters or doctoral-level training in psychiatry, psychiatric- nursing programs.

-APA-accredited doctoral level schools and programs in health service psychology or school psychology programs with a practicum of ten or more hours per week for two semesters, and APA-accredited doctoral internship programs in professional psychology.

Paraprofessional Certificate Track:

-Behavioral paraprofessional certificate training programs and peer paraprofessional certificate training programs offered by states, political subdivisions of states, Indian tribes and tribal organizations, public or nonprofit private health professions schools, academic health centers, state or local governments, or other appropriate public or private nonprofit entities as determined appropriate by the Secretary.

-Entities must offer a certificate to the trainees upon completion of a program in a paraprofessional behavioral health related field (i.e., peer support counselor, community health worker, outreach worker, social services aide, mental health worker, substance abuse/addictions worker, youth worker, promotora), and must include an experiential field placement component.

-The certificate should prepare students to apply for state licensure or certification. Students may be new to the field or may be paraprofessionals who are already practicing and want additional credentials to advance their employability.

All behavioral health education and training by grant recipients must prepare students for work in health care, social service and/or behavioral health organizations with focus on working with persons in rural, vulnerable, and/or medically-underserved communities. The didactic and experiential training should prepare students to perform a broad range of functions.

Tribes and Tribal Organizations may apply for this these funds, if otherwise eligible.

Eligible applicants must be located in the United States, District of Columbia, Guam, the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, the Northern Mariana Islands, American Samoa, the U.S. Virgin Islands, the Federated States of Micronesia, the Republic of the Marshall Islands, or the Republic of Palau.

Foreign entities are not eligible for HRSA awards, unless the authorizing legislation specifically authorizes awards to foreign entities or the award is for research. This exception does not extend to research training awards or construction of research facilities.

For the purposes of this competition, all applicants must apply as “NEW.” Current BHWET award recipients whose grants are scheduled to end on September 29, 2017, are eligible to apply for this funding opportunity and should apply as “NEW.”

Accreditation/Approval Documentation:

-Professional Track – Each entity must be accredited by a nationally recognized accrediting body, as specified by the U.S. Department of Education. Applicants must provide a copy of their accreditation documentation as Attachment 6.
Applicants applying for doctoral-level internships in health service psychology or school psychology must provide documentation of their institution’s APA accreditation letter as Attachment 6.

-Paraprofessional Certificate Track – Eligible applicants that are not an accredited community or technical college must be approved by the state government to provide a paraprofessional certificate program; provide state government documentation as Attachment 6. For the Paraprofessional Certificate Track, applicants must already offer at least one certificate program in a behavioral health-related paraprofessional field, including, but not limited to: community health worker, outreach worker, social services aide, mental health worker, substance abuse/addictions counselor, promotoro/a, youth worker, and peer counselor. The certificate program must provide both didactic and hands-on, experiential training in the form of a field placement in a primary care setting.

The eligible state government entities include the 50 states, and the District of Columbia, Guam, the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, the Northern Mariana Islands, America Samoa, the U.S. Virgin Islands, the Federated States of Micronesia, the Republic of the Marshall Islands, or the Republic of Palau.

Pre-proposal Conference:

Two technical assistance calls are scheduled for applicants:

-Professional Track Applicants: Wednesday, May 10, 2017, 2:00 PM (ET)

-Paraprofessional Certificate Track Applicants: Thursday, May 11, 2017, 2:00 PM (ET)

Pre-Application Information:

Ensure SAM.gov and Grants.gov registrations and passwords are current immediately. Deadline extensions are not granted for lack of registration. Registration in all systems, including SAM.gov and Grants.gov, may take up to 1 month to complete.

Match is only required for doctoral-level Psychology, Psychiatry, Behavioral Pediatrics and Psychiatric Nursing Internships, where applicable, to cover any student stipend costs beyond $28,352 per geographic reimbursement requirements set by the applicable association.

The due date for applications under this NOFO is June 12, 2017 at 11:59 PM Eastern Time.

View this opportunity on Grants.gov:
https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=293172

Contact Information:

Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.

To attend the May 10, 2017 Professional Track Technical Assistance Call:
-Call-in Number: 888-593-8430
-Participant Code: 3083287
-Adobe Connect Link: https://hrsa.connectsolutions.com/fy17bhwetprofsfoa/
-For replay information (The recording will be available until 11:59 PM (ET) July 10, 2017): 800-867-1934, Passcode: 4225

To attend the May 11, 2017 Paraprofessional Certificate Track Technical Assistance Call:
-Call-in Number: 888-593-8430
-Participant Code: 3083287
-Adobe Connect Link: https://hrsa.connectsolutions.com/fy17bhwetparaprofsfoa/
-For replay information (The recording will be available until 11:59 PM (ET) July 11, 2017): 866-442-2153, Passcode: 4225

Nicole Wilkerson, Project Officer
BHWET@hrsa.gov

Behavioral and Public Health Branch
Division of Nursing and Public Health
Attn: BHWET Program
Bureau of Health Workforce, HRSA
5600 Fishers Lane, 11N94A
Rockville, MD 20857

CFDA Number:

93.243

Funding or Pin Number:

HRSA-17-070

URL for Full Text (RFP):

Geographic Focus:

USA: Alabama;   Alaska;   Arizona;   Arkansas;   California;   Colorado;   Connecticut;   Delaware;   Florida;   Georgia;   Hawaii;   Idaho;   Illinois;   Indiana;   Iowa;   Kansas;   Kentucky;   Louisiana;   Maine;   Maryland;   Massachusetts;   Michigan;   Minnesota;   Mississippi;   Missouri;   Montana;   Nebraska;   Nevada;   New Hampshire;   New Jersey;   New Mexico;   New York City;   New York;   North Carolina;   North Dakota;   Ohio;   Oklahoma;   Oregon;   Pennsylvania;   Rhode Island;   South Carolina;   South Dakota;   Tennessee;   Texas;   Utah;   Vermont;   Virginia;   Washington, DC;   Washington;   West Virginia;   Wisconsin;   Wyoming

USA Territories: American Samoa (USA)   Guam (USA)   Puerto Rico (USA)   Virgin Islands (USA)   Northern Mariana Islands (USA)

USA Compact Free Associations: The Federated States of Micronesia (USA)   Marshall Islands (USA)   Republic of Palau (USA)

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