Seeking Peer Reviewers for FY 2020 School-Based Mental Health Services Grant

The U.S. Department of Education (Department) is seeking qualified reviewers to participate in the peer review process for the fiscal year (FY) 2020 School-Based Mental Health (SBMH) Services Grant Program (SBMH_SEA). The SBMH services grant program provides competitive grants to State educational agencies (SEAs) to increase the number of school-based mental health service providers (counselors, social workers, psychologists, or other school-based mental health service providers) in local educational agencies (LEAs) with a demonstrated need for these services. Applications must include plans to address the recruitment and retention of service providers placed within LEAs. 

The Department is seeking qualified peer reviewers who have expertise and experience in the following areas: school psychology, school counseling, school social work, school mental health, telehealth, trauma, project design and implementation, American Indian/Alaska Native students, and rural school programs.

The anticipated dates for the review period are: July 20, 2019 – July 24, 2019

The Department uses a web-based tool that allows peer reviewers to complete their online reviews of applications, the G5 system.  Reviewers complete the online technical review forms for the applications reviewed and then take part in 2-3 teleconferences for group discussions with other peer reviewers.  Reviewers will read approximately 5-6 applications. Reviewers will participate from their homes or offices, the reviewer's schedule should be free of all other responsibilities during the scheduled conference calls. Reviewers will be provided with instructions needed to complete the review via the G5 system as well as a detail review schedule once they are confirmed by the Department.

Interested reviewers should do the following:

  1. Make sure you have an active, updated account in G5 (www.g5.gov).  Be sure to update your resume and make sure your email address is accurate.
  2. Indicate your interest by emailing a current resume to OESE.School.Mental.Health@ed.gov.