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  • Writer's pictureKristin Cooper

School Based Healthcare Solutions Network

Deadline: Ongoing

Amount: Up to $200,000

Eligibility: Local education agency, charter school, charter school management company, private school

Other Criteria: -

Criteria 1: At least 70% of the students in the school are Free or Reduced Lunch (FRL) eligible. -

Criteria 2: 75 or more students in the school have accumulated five (5) unexcused absences within a calendar month, or ten (10) unexcused absences within 90 calendar days, or absences for which reasons are unknown. -

Criteria 3: 75 or more students in the school are considered as having chronic behavior issues as determined by their number of referrals, in- or out-of-school suspension, behavior grades. -

Criteria 4: 25 or more students in the school are believed to have significant social-emotional issues, e.g. anxiety, depression, withdrawal, etc. -

Criteria 5: At least 30% of the students in the school are believed to have experienced trauma and/or abuse. -

Criteria 6: At least 45% of the students in the school are believed to be in need of preventative mental health counseling.

Grants to USA schools, LEAs, and charter school management companies to create mental health programs. Funding is intended to ensure children receive mental health services despite school closures due to Coronavirus (COVID-19) This program will support long-distance mental health services through telecommunication technologies. SBHSN is accepting applications to implement Telehealth mental health program services for children impacted by short and long-term school closures. Telehealth is the distribution of health-related services and information via electronic information and telecommunication technologies. It allows long-distance patient and clinician contact, care, advice, reminders, education, intervention, monitoring, and remote admissions. The purpose of this program is to promote a collaborative and integrated approach amongst the education and healthcare community to ensure students succeed academically, socially, and emotionally while confined to home learning mandates during the nation’s current national emergency. Funding will initially support the coordination of behavioral health services utilizing Telehealth technology by licensed mental health professionals who will also coordinate academic-support activities in collaboration with school district designated program personnel. Once schools reopen, the funding will support the placement of a mental health professional on school campuses. All funding must be used to expand access to quality behavioral healthcare to students with a history of attendance, behavior, and poor academic performance (Early Warning Indicators) during the last two academic years.

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