Behavioral Health Workforce Education and Training for Paraprofessionals

Quick Facts

Due DateJune 3, 2014 (Tuesday)
Award AmountUn-Known
Category of Funding ActivityHealth
Eligible Applicants
  • Others - Eligible applicants for paraprofessional certificate programs are accredited community and technical colleges, including tribal colleges and universities.? Entities must be accredited by a nationally recognized accrediting agency, as specified by the U.S. Department of Education.? More information is available at the following web site: (http://www2.ed.gov/admins/finaid/accred/accreditation_pg5.html#NationallyRecognized). Applicants for paraprofessional certificate programs must provide a copy of their accreditation letter as Attachment 6.? Applicants who fail to attach a copy of their accreditation letter will be considered non-responsive and will not be considered for this funding opportunity. Eligible applicants for peer paraprofessional certificate programs also include organizations recognized by their state government to offer peer paraprofessional training programs, and these programs must offer a state licensure or certification to the trainee upon completion.? Applicants for peer paraprofessional certificate programs that are not an accredited community or technical college must provide documentation of recognition by their state government to provide the peer paraprofessional certificate program as Attachment 6.? Eligible applicant institutions/organizations 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, and the Republic of Palau.

Program Description

This announcement solicits applications for the FY 2014 Behavioral Health Workforce Education and Training (BHWET) for Paraprofessionals 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 targeting 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 education and training for behavioral health-related paraprofessionals at community and technical colleges, and training for peer professionals in other settings as appropriate.? BHWET grantees will help to close the gap in access to behavioral health care services by increasing the numbers of adequately prepared behavioral health paraprofessionals working with at-risk children, youth and their families.

General Information

Funding Opportunity NumberHRSA-14-126
Funding Opportunity TitleBehavioral Health Workforce Education and Training for Paraprofessionals
Opportunity CategoryHealth
Funding Instrument TypeGrant
Category Explanationhttps://grants.hrsa.gov/webExternal/SFO.asp?ID=75777519-34e4-4ec4-853d-fc8bf82fd0a7
Number of Awards30
Cost Sharing or Matching RequirementNo
Posted DateApril 3, 2014 (Thursday)
Application Due DateJune 3, 2014 (Tuesday)
Application Archive DateAugust 2, 2014 (Saturday)
Total Program Funding$ 3,400,000
Award AmountUn-Known
CFDA Number
  • 93.243 - Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services_Projects of Regional and National Significance

Eligible Applicants

  • Others - Eligible applicants for paraprofessional certificate programs are accredited community and technical colleges, including tribal colleges and universities.? Entities must be accredited by a nationally recognized accrediting agency, as specified by the U.S. Department of Education.? More information is available at the following web site: (http://www2.ed.gov/admins/finaid/accred/accreditation_pg5.html#NationallyRecognized). Applicants for paraprofessional certificate programs must provide a copy of their accreditation letter as Attachment 6.? Applicants who fail to attach a copy of their accreditation letter will be considered non-responsive and will not be considered for this funding opportunity. Eligible applicants for peer paraprofessional certificate programs also include organizations recognized by their state government to offer peer paraprofessional training programs, and these programs must offer a state licensure or certification to the trainee upon completion.? Applicants for peer paraprofessional certificate programs that are not an accredited community or technical college must provide documentation of recognition by their state government to provide the peer paraprofessional certificate program as Attachment 6.? Eligible applicant institutions/organizations 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, and the Republic of Palau.

Contact Information

Agency NameDepartment of Health and Human Services
Program Information Website-
ContactOffice: Health Resources & Services Administration
Department of Health and Human Services, Health Resources and Services Administration, HRSA Grants Application Center, 910 Clopper Road, Suite 155 South, Gaithersburg, MD, 20878
CallCenter@HRSA.GOV

Contact HRSA Call Center at 877-Go4-HRSA/877-464-4772 or email CallCenter@HRSA.GOV

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