Education Government Relations Office
News & Events
Annual GPE Advocacy Campaign Begins on Capitol Hill
ED GRO kicked off its FY 2016 Graduate Psychology Education (GPE) advocacy campaign in mid-February.
ESEA Reauthorization a Priority Initiative for 114th Congress
Key congressional committees are holding hearings and advancing legislation intended to re-evaluate and renew ESEA.
Congress Increases Graduate Psychology Education Program to $7.9 Million in FY 2015
The Omnibus Resolution includes a $1 million increase to the GPE Program, thanks in large part to our members’ advocacy efforts.
FY 2014 Campus Suicide Prevention Grantees Announced
SAMHSA announced the recipients of the 2014 Campus Suicide Prevention Grants.
Effect of Midterm Elections on Appropriations
The 2014 midterm elections — and the resulting string of Republican victories — will have both a short- and long-term effect on the congressional appropriations process.
Key Policy Areas
Community Health Centers
APA advocacy efforts related to access to primary health care services — and integrated mental and behavioral health care — for individuals in medically underserved urban and rural areas.
Early Childhood, K-12 and Higher Education
APA advocacy efforts related to psychology’s role in education programs to improve teaching and learning — from testing and curriculum development, to violence prevention in schools and colleges.
Graduate Psychology Education
APA advocacy efforts related to GPE, the only federal program dedicated to the education and training of psychologists. Grants for APA-accredited programs bring mental health care to underserved populations.
Federal Program Spending
APA advocacy efforts related to funding for federal programs critical to the deployment of psychological practice and research in the service of promoting health and human welfare.
National Health Service Corps
APA advocacy efforts related to NHSC, a federal program that recruits health care professionals to serve in high-needs, community-based systems of care in return for scholarship or loan repayment assistance.
APA advocacy efforts related to workforce issues concerning psychologists — shortage of qualified mental health professionals, availability and funding of federal programs.