Grant Program: Behavioral Health Workforce Education and Training for Professionals

Federal funding opportunity to support masters-level and doctoral-level psychology training

In collaboration with the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Administration (SAMHSA), the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) is now soliciting applications for the FY 2014 Behavioral Health Workforce Education and Training (BHWET) for Professionals grant program. The deadline for applications is June 3, 2014.

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.

View the grant opportunity announcement for full details, and please contact U.S. Public Health Service Capt. Norma Hatot with questions.