OSSS FY 2022 Grant Competitions

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Last Updated: 9/9/2022

Federal agencies will be administering a number of FY 2022 grant program competitions that promote mental health in the wake of COVID-19. This webpage provides information about the three grant programs the U.S. Department of Education's Office of Safe and Supportive Schools are administering and related activities. This webpage will be updated on an ongoing basis as new information is available. (Those interested in applying may wish to bookmark this webpage.)

Project Prevent Grant Program

Focus: Respond to Childhood Trauma Associated with Community Violence. 

Description: The FY22 omnibus included $5 million for the US Department of Education’s Project Prevent, a program that provides grants to help school districts increase their capacity to implement community- and school-based strategies to mitigate community violence and the impacts on students. Experiencing or witnessing violence in the community is an adverse childhood experience linked to chronic health issues, including mental health. Project Prevent seeks to build a bridge between schools and community-based organizations to provide students with the tools to break cycles of generational violence and trauma, including through the use of mental health services and supports.

School-Based Mental Health Services Grant Program (SBMH)

Focus: Expand Access to Mental Health Services in Schools

Description: In FY22, this program will provide over $140 million in competitive grants to states and school districts to increase the number of qualified mental health services providers delivering school-based mental health services to students in local educational agencies with demonstrated need. This will increase the number of school psychologists, counselors, and other mental health professionals serving our students. Some schools will gain mental health staff for the first time. Others will see this critical workforce expand. By increasing the number of qualified mental health professionals in our schools, and thereby reducing the number of students each provider serves, this program will meaningfully improve access to mental health services for vulnerable students. 

Mental Health Service Professional Demonstration Grant Program

Focus: Expand Access to Mental Health Services in Schools

Description: In FY22, this program will provide over $140 million in competitive grants to support a strong pipeline into the mental health profession, including innovative partnerships to prepare qualified school-based mental health services providers for employment in schools.

 
We Want YOU! The Office of Safe and Supportive Schools (OSSS) is seeking qualified peer reviewers to read and evaluate the discretionary grant proposals for the FY 2022 grant competitions. Learn more.

 

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