School Health Professionals Grant

  •  "The grant program is designed to increase the availability of school-based prevention, early intervention and health care services and programs to reduce the risk of marijuana and other substance use and abuse by secondary school students. This matching grant exists to help secondary schools"

     

     

    The School Health Professional Grant (SHPG) program is designed to provide funds to eligible education providers to enhance the presence of school health professionals in their secondary schools. School Health Professionals are defined as School Nurses, School Psychologists, School Social Workers and School Counselors.

    This grant program intends to increase the availability of school-based prevention, early intervention and health care services and programs to reduce the risk of marijuana and other substance use and abuse by secondary school students. This matching grant exists to help secondary schools:

    • Increase the presence of school health professionals in secondary schools to provide substance abuse and mental/behavioral health care to students who are enrolled in secondary schools and have substance abuse or other mental/behavioral health needs
    • Implement substance abuse prevention education and provide evidence based resources to school staff, students and families
    • Reduce barriers to students who are enrolled in secondary schools with services has that are provided by community-based organizations for treatment and counseling for students who are at risk for substance abuse
     
    If you would like more information about this grant visit: http://www.cde.state.co.us/healthandwellness/schoolhealthprofessionalgrantprogram
     
     
     
     
    Expanding awareness of the impact of substance abuse, self-harm and other destructive behaviors through targeted evidence-based programming and intervention. Increase parent and community awareness of student substance use and mental health needs through education and programming.
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