California Office of Statewide Health Planning and Development (OSHPD) - Healthcare Workforce Development Division (HWDD)
03/16/21 3:00 PM
Grants to California nonprofit, faith-based, and community organizations, public agencies, and educational institutions for career training programs and postsecondary education to address workforce shortages in the mental health field. Funding is intended for training and support that promotes the placement of peer personnel, defined as individuals with experience as a mental/behavioral health services consumer, family member, and/or caregiver placed in designated peer positions within the Public Mental Health System (PMHS).
Grants may be used to address the shortage of mental health practitioners in the public mental health system through a framework that engages Regional Partnerships and supports individuals through pipeline development, undergraduate scholarships, education stipends, and educational loan repayment. The program also supports systems through peer personnel preparation, psychiatric education capacity, the Train New Trainers Psychiatry Fellowship Scholarship, and research and evaluation.
Applicants should provide training to peer personnel on issues that may include crisis management, suicide prevention, recovery planning, targeted case management assistance, triage, and other related peer training and support functions. For purposes of this grant, peer personnel can be individuals with lived experience.
Applicants must implement a peer personnel training and placement program that contains all of the following components:
For additional information about required program components, see: https://oshpd.ca.gov/wp-content/uploads/2021/01/WET_Peer_Personnel_Grant-Guide_2021-22_Final.pdf#page=3
For information about program responsibilities, see: https://oshpd.ca.gov/wp-content/uploads/2021/01/WET_Peer_Personnel_Grant-Guide_2021-22_Final.pdf#page=5
GrantWatch ID#: 194376
OSHPD expects the Grantee will begin performance of the grant agreement on July 1, 2021.
Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.
Eligibility quiz: https://oshpd.ca.gov/loans-scholarships-grants/eligibility/
Email applications and questions to OSHPD.MHSAWET@oshpd.ca.gov
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