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School Based Behavioral Health RFP Issued by Department of Education
August 23, 2006

School Based Behavioral Health RFP
The Department of Education has released the long awaited request for proposals (RFP) for performance grants to develop innovative school-based behavioral health programs. Local education agencies may apply for funds of up to $90,000 per site in the 2006/07 school year. Funds will be awarded to schools and Intermediate Units on a competitive basis and applicants will be expected to partner with community mental health agencies and obtain interagency letters of commitment. Interagency planning, participation, and ongoing collaboration are considered essential elements of this program. Intended outcomes for the grant funded program will be the establishment of school-based behavioral health services and expansion of existing services. A directory of effective programs will be developed and sites identified for replication.

The Department of Education will hold an informational videoconference for applicants and their community mental health provider partners at one of the PaTTAN offices on September 1. Registration is required for the videoconference. Proposals must be submitted by school districts, Intermediate Units, charter schools, and approved private schools by October 6. More information is available online at www.pde.state.pa.us/special_edu/lib/special_edu/School_Based_Behavior_Health_RFP_0607.pdf. The actual application is available from the Department of Education web site in MS Word format only at www.pde.state.pa.us/special_edu/cwp/view.asp?a=177&Q=113431.

Additional Department of Education RFPs of Interest
The School Based Behavioral Health RFP was released with several other RFP notices to educational agencies. All of these are available online at: www.pde.state.pa.us/special_edu/cwp/view.asp?a=177&Q=113431. This notice also included requests for proposal for programs and services related to:

  • Transition from School to Community-Based Employment for Students with
    Autism Spectrum Disorder and
  • Transition from School to Community-Based Employment.

For additional information or questions, contact Connell O'Brien.

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