SAMHSA Offering Funding for Training Paraprofessionals to Work With Youth

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SAMHSA-HRSA Collaborative Grants

2016 Behavioral Health Workforce Education and Training for Paraprofessionals and Professionals Program

The 2016 Behavioral Health Workforce Education and Training (BHWET) for Paraprofessionals and Professionals Program is a collaborative grant that will provide funding during federal Fiscal Year (FY) 2016. The BHWET program funds eligible behavioral health paraprofessional and professional training programs to develop and expand the substance use and mental health workforce. Special emphasis is on training to meet the needs of children, adolescents, and transitional-age youth at risk for developing or who have a recognized behavioral health disorder.

Grant Eligibility
Applications for the grant are due by July 1, 2016. Eligible applicants include:

Given the current number of BHWET-supported schools and programs of social work and to ensure a fair and equitable distribution of total FY 2016 funds across the behavioral health continuum from paraprofessionals to professionals, current BHWET recipients are not eligible to apply. Schools and programs of social work are also not eligible to apply.

A call to discuss grant eligibilities and funding awards is scheduled for Tuesday, May 24, 2016, at 3 p.m. Eastern Time.

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