School-based Mental Health Qualified Grant Program (SBMHQGP)

Overview

During the 2019 Utah State Legislature session, House Bill (H.B.) 373: Student Support Amendments was sponsored by Representative Steve Eliason and Senator Ann Millner. This bill designated the Utah State Board of Education (USBE) to distribute money appropriated under this section to Local Education Agencies (LEAs) to provide, in a school, targeted school-based mental health support. This includes clinical services and trauma-informed care, through employing or entering into contracts for services provided by qualifying personnel.

Policy

The School-based Mental Health Qualified Grant Program (SBMHQGP) for LEAs and Regional Education Service Agencies (RESAs) was created in accordance with the following state statute and USBE rule.

Resources for Grantees

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) for the School-based Mental Health Qualified Grant Program (SBMHQGP)
Google Docs

Annual Requirements for the School-based Mental Health Qualified Grant Program (SBMHQGP)
Google Docs

Technical Assistance for the SBMHQGP LEA Fiscal Risk Self-Assessment

USBE Contact List for the School-based Mental Health Qualified Grant Program (SBMHQGP)
Google Docs

Fiscal Year (FY) Projections

FY 2023 allocation projections for LEAs are based on the October 1, 2021 headcount. Projections for Regional Education Service Agencies (RESAs) are based on the number of member LEAs within their region.

Utah State Board of Education School-based Mental Health Qualified Grant Program Fiscal Projections FY 2023

FY 2024 Application Cycle (New Applicants)

LEAs interested in receiving School-based Mental Health Qualified Grant Program funding need to successfully complete and submit a comprehensive plan, to be approved by USBE.

This application is for LEAs who are applying for this grant funding for the first time for FY 2024 or LEAs who have completed their first three-year cycle and need to re-apply for this grant.

Application Support

Office Hours: To be announced

Join this meeting if you have any questions about filling out the application, deciding on goals, trying to determine who to hire or contract with, or anything else related to this grant.

Submission Timeline

LEAs who submit by the interim date/time will receive feedback (and/or approval) from the USBE review team prior to the final due date:

  • To be announced

Application Final Due Date:

  • To be announced

Send completed application for interim feedback and/or the final submission to Shaleece Oldroyd via e-mail as a digital link to the completed Google Docs.

Note: To be considered, USBE must receive your electronic copy (Google Docs) by the dates specified above. All e-mail submissions will be confirmed by USBE within two business days.

FY 2024 Annual Plan Update (2nd and 3rd Year Grantees)

LEAs who already have an approved plan are required to submit an Annual Plan Update, including a budget revision, for Year Two and Year Three of their three-year grant cycle.

Annual Plan Update Support

Office Hours: To be announced

Join this meeting if you have any questions about filling out the annual plan update, updating/modifying goals, hiring/contracting questions or challenges, or anything else related to this grant.

Submission Timeline

LEAs who submit by the interim date/time will receive feedback from the USBE review team prior to the final due date:

  • To be announced

Annual Plan Update Final Due Date:

  • To be announced

Send completed annual plan update for interim feedback and/or the final submission to Shaleece Oldroyd via e-mail as a digital link to the completed Google Docs.

Note: To be considered, USBE must receive your electronic copy (Google Docs) by the dates specified above. All e-mail submissions will be confirmed by USBE within two business days.

FY 2022 Hiring Documentation Survey

FY22 Hiring Documentation Survey
Qualtrics

The grant funding will be administered through the Utah Grants Management System (UGMS). 

In order to receive reimbursement through the UGMS, an LEA must demonstrate the hiring of qualified personnel to the Superintendent. USBE is requiring the LEA to provide the Comprehensive Administration of Credentials for Teachers in Utah Schools (CACTUS) Identification Number (ID) or the Division of Occupational and Professional Licensing (DOPL) number for the hired qualified personnel for verification. If the LEA enters a contract with a local mental health authority, another organization or private provider, they need to provide evidence of the executed contract. After this information is verified through the Hiring Documentation Survey, LEAs will need to request reimbursement through the UGMS.

FY 2022 Accountability and Data Report

LEAs are required to provide an annual report of their progress toward achieving goals and outcomes outlined in their School-based Mental Health Qualified Grant Program plan.

Fiscal Year 2022 Accountability and Data Report
Qualtrics

  • Release Date: June 1, 2022
  • Due Date: July 15, 2022

FY 2022 School-based Mental Health Qualifying Grant Program (SBMHQGP) Accountability and Data Report Technical Assistance Guide
Google Docs

Accountability and Data Report Support
Office Hours

Date: July 5, 2022
Time: 8 a.m. - 9 a.m.
Zoom Meeting

Date: July 14, 2022
Time: 11 a.m. - Noon
Zoom Meeting

Join one of these meetings if you have any questions about filling out the FY 2022 Accountability and Data Report, hiring/contracting questions or challenges, or anything else related to this grant.

Contacts

For general questions, please e-mail sbmhqualifiedgrant@schools.utah.gov.

Tiana McCall
School Social Worker/School-based Mental Health Specialist
Phone: (801) 538-7647 |  E-mail

Shaleece Oldroyd
Executive Secretary
Phone: (801) 538-7640 | E-mail