School-based Mental Health Qualified Grant Program

Overview

The state board shall distribute money appropriated under this section to Local Education Agencies (LEAs) to provide, in a school, targeted school-based mental health support, including clinical services and trauma-informed care, through employing or entering into contracts for services provided by qualifying personnel.

2020 Fiscal Year Request Second Distribution

2020 Fiscal Year Request Second Distribution Survey
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This grant will be administered through the Utah State Board of Education. Each LEA with an approved plan received an initial distribution totaling 25% of the allocation upon plan approval on the August allotment.

In order to receive the second distribution totaling 75% of the allocation, an LEA must demonstrate the hiring of qualified personnel to the Superintendent. We are requesting the LEA provide the Comprehensive Administration of Credentials for Teachers in Utah Schools (CACTUS) Identification Number or the Division of Occupational and Professional Licensing (DOPL) Number for the hired personnel for verification. If the LEA entered into a contract with a local mental health authority, they need to provide evidence of the executed contract.

2020 Fiscal Year Application Cycle

Local Education Agencies interested in receiving School-based Mental Health Qualified Grant funding need to successfully complete and submit a comprehensive plan, to be approved by the Utah State Board of Education.

School-based Mental Health Qualified Grant Application
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School-based Mental Health Qualified Grant Program House Bill (H.B.) 373 Frequently Asked Questions
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Utah State Board of Education School-based Mental Health Qualified Grant Program Funding Projections Fiscal Year 2020

Utah State Board of Education School-based Mental Health Qualified Grant Program Draft Funding Projections Fiscal Year 2021

Schedule

Local Education Agency Webinar Overview and Technical Guidance
Monday, May 13, 2019
3 p.m. -  4 p.m.

H.B.373 Webinar Overview
Utah Education Agency (UEN)

Interim Feedback Dates

Local Education Agencies who submit by the following dates/time will receive feedback from the Utah State Board of Education review team and staff outcomes prior to the final due date.

May 16, 2019 by 5 p.m.
May 22, 2019 by 5 p.m.
May 29, 2019 by 5 p.m.

Application Final Due Date: Friday, June 7, 2019 at 5 p.m.

Send completed application for interim feedback and/or the final application due date to Sarah Young at sarah.young@schools.utah.gov as a digital link to the completed plan.

Note: To be considered, the Utah State Board of Education must receive your electronic copy by the dates specified above. All e-mail submissions will be confirmed with a receipt e-mail from the Utah State Board of Education within 24 hours. A Local Education Agency shall resubmit if a receipt is not received.

Policy

The School-based Mental Health Qualified Grant Program for Local Education Agencies was created in accordance with the following regulation:

Contact

Christy Walker
School and Student Safety Coordinator
Phone: (801) 538-7502 | E-mail

Leah Voorhies
Assistant Superintendent of Student Support
Phone: (801) 538-7898 | E-mail