United States Department of Health and Human Services, Health Resources and Services Administration
01/21/21 11:59 PM ET
Grants to USA and territories IHE medical certification programs to expand and develop the behavioral health workforce. Applicants are advised that required registrations may take several weeks to complete. Funding is intended to provide patients with greater access to behavioral health services.
The purpose of the BHWET Program for Professionals is to increase the supply of behavioral health professionals while also improving distribution of a quality behavioral health workforce and thereby increasing access to behavioral health services. A special focus is placed on the knowledge and understanding of children, adolescents, and transitional-aged youth at risk for behavioral health disorders.
The BHWET program aims to promote technology integration in the training programs it supports. Strategies to improve digital health literacy and the uptake of health technology increase availability and access to health information, as well as patient engagement, leading to improved health outcomes. Additionally, offering options for distance learning can allow students who may face barriers to receiving in person didactic training continued learning. Telehealth services can be leveraged to connect patients and providers when geographical, social, and other barriers prevent inperson visits. Applicants are strongly encouraged to use telehealth in their proposed service delivery plans when feasible or appropriate.
HHS and HRSA Priorities
Improving mental health care and access to quality services is a HHS and HRSA clinical priority. The BHWET program seeks to address this priority by increasing the behavioral health workforce across disciplines, in high need and high demand areas, and through the collaboration with community-based partnerships.
For a list of program objectives, see page 7 of the NOFO document in Supporting Documents below.
GrantWatch ID#: 142815
Up to 92 grants
Up to $480,000 per year. Awards are subject to the availability of appropriated funds.
The period of performance is July 1, 2021 through June 30, 2025 (4 years). Funding beyond the first year is subject to the availability of appropriated funds for the BHWET Program in subsequent fiscal years, satisfactory recipient performance, and a decision that continued funding is in the best interest of the Federal Government.
Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.
Apply online: https://apply07.grants.gov/apply/login.faces?oppId=328444&origin=vgo-apply
For additional information and/or technical assistance regarding business, administrative, or fiscal issues:
Nandini Assar, Ph.D., Grants Management Specialist
Division of Grants Management Operations, OFAM
Health Resources and Services Administration
5600 Fishers Lane, Mailstop 10SWH03
Rockville, MD 20857
Telephone: (301) 443-4920
For additional information regarding the overall program issues and/or technical assistance:
Project Officer, Division of Nursing and Public Health
Attn: BHWET Program
Bureau of Health Workforce
Health Resources and Services Administration
5600 Fishers Lane, Room 11N130A
Rockville, MD 20857
Telephone: (301) 443-2351
For assistance with submitting the application in Grants.gov, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, excluding federal holidays:
Grants.gov Contact Center
Telephone: 1-800-518-4726 (International Callers, please dial 606-545-5035)
Self-Service Knowledge Base: https://grantsportal.psc.gov/Welcome.aspx?pt=Grants
For assistance with submitting information in the EHBs, contact the HRSA Contact Center, Monday–Friday, 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. ET, excluding federal holidays at:
HRSA Contact Center
Telephone: (877) 464-4772
TTY: (877) 897-9910
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