RCPA - Rehabilitation and Community Providers Association


School Mental Health Grant Opportunity
May 9, 2006

In October 2005 the Pennsylvania Department of Education (PDE) made a commitment of $1,000,000 to promote the development of collaborative school based mental health services. During the recent school based behavioral health conference, Dr. Linda Rhen announced that PDE will release a request for proposal for model behavioral health services to schools in the next few weeks. Grants will support projects during the 2006/07 school year. The department expects to award five to ten grants of $100,000 - $150,000. Grant planning will need to be collaborative and include community providers and other stakeholders. The request for proposals is expected to be posted on the PDE web site later this month.

PCPA is encouraging community providers interested in collaborative school based services to begin now to contact local districts who may be interested in pursuing this opportunity.

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