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 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 and/or behavioral health support personnel (update from H.B. 411, 2023). The grant funding will be administered through the Utah Grants Management System (UGMS).
The School-based Mental Health Qualifying Grant Program (SBMHQGP) for LEAs and Regional Education Service Agencies (RESAs) was created in accordance with the following state statute and USBE rule.
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FY 2025 allocation projections for LEAs are based on the October 1, 2023 headcount. Projections for Regional Education Service Agencies (RESAs) are based on the number of member school districts within their region.
LEAs interested in receiving School-based Mental Health Qualifying 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 2025 or LEAs who have completed their first three-year cycle and need to re-apply for this grant.
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Application Due Date:
We encourage all LEAs to submit their applications early to receive feedback and possibly early approval. Send completed applications to email@example.com as a digital link to the completed Google Docs.
Note: To be considered, USBE must receive your electronic copy (Google Docs) by the date specified above. All e-mail submissions will be confirmed by USBE within two business days.
LEAs who already have an approved plan are required to respond to an Annual Plan Update Survey and if needed, amend their approved plan for Year Two and Year Three of their three-year grant cycle.
Annual Plan Update Survey response due date:
Amendments to Approved Plan (if needed):
Note: To be considered, USBE must receive your Annual Plan Update Survey response and any required approved plan amendments by the dates specified above.
USBE requires an LEA to provide the license numbers of all qualifying personnel who are hired, license numbers of all qualifying personnel who supervise behavioral health support personnel, required training completion date for behavioral health support personnel, and copies of executed contracts for contracted services by qualifying personnel. USBE staff verify all licenses and contracts to ensure that services are being provided by qualifying personnel and/or supervised by qualifying personnel.
LEAs are required to provide an annual report of their progress toward achieving goals and outcomes outlined in their School-based Mental Health Qualifying Grant Program plan.
For all questions related to this program, please e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org