Counselor Education and School Psychology Program’s Behavioral Health Workforce Education and Training (BHWET) Grant
The Counselor Education and School Psychology programs were awarded a $1.9 million HRSA Behavioral Health Workforce Education and Training (BHWET) Grant for a four-year period (2017-2021). In addition, the programs received a Supplemental grant of $400,000 for a two-year period. With the Supplemental grant, the programs are partnering with three Federally Qualified Health Centers (FQHC) who were each awarded $400,000 to support interns at their sites. Both grants provide a $10,000 stipend to the programs’ internship students. The grants provide funding to students and faculty for professional development, and to support the programs’ in offering additional training and workshops to students, professionals, and the larger community throughout the State of New Hampshire and the New England region.
In 2021, the CESP programs were awarded the Behavioral Health Workforce Education and Training Program for Professionals 2021 (BHWETPRO) grant totaling $1.92 million for a four-year period (2021-2024) to increase the behavioral health workforce in integrated, interdisciplinary behavioral health and primary care settings and expand access to behavioral health services in rural and medically underserved areas. The BHWETPRO funding continues to support providing 29 students per year with internship stipends, student support for trainings and conferences, and focused training and education surrounding meeting the needs of those who are at risk for mental illness, substance use and misuse, suicide, intimate partner violence, youth violence and bullying, and those least likely to seek continuous help.
Click the links below to read the narratives and goals from all of Plymouth State’s Counselor Education and School Psychology programs’ awarded BHWET grants.