Licensed Mental Health Services Provider Education Program

Portal ID:
2955
Status:
Closed (641 total applications submitted)
Opportunity Type:
  • Loan
Last Updated:
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Details

Purpose:

The Licensed Mental Health Service Provider Education Program provides loan repayment assistance for mental healthcare professionals providing direct care in a publicly funded or public mental health facility, a nonprofit mental health facility that contracts with a county entity to provide mental health services, or a designated mental health professions shortage area in California.

Description:

Commencing January 1, 2005, any licensed mental health service provider, including a mental health service provider who is employed at a publicly funded mental health facility or a public or nonprofit private mental health facility that contracts with a county mental health entity or facility to provide mental health services, who provides direct patient care in a publicly funded facility or a mental health professional shortage area may apply for grants under the program to reimburse his or her educational loans related to a career as a licensed mental health service provider. A standard contractual agreement to be signed by the director and any licensed mental health service provider who is serving in a publicly funded facility or a mental health professional shortage area that would require the licensed mental health service provider who receives a grant under the program to work in the publicly funded facility or a mental health professional shortage area for at least one year.

Eligibility Requirements

Eligible Applicants:

  • Individual

Be providing direct patient care 32+ hours or more a week Be working in a qualified facility Be in good standing with the California Board of Behavioral Sciences and or the Board of Psychology  Have outstanding educational debt from a commercial or U.S. governmental lending institution Be free from any other service obligation Be willing to continue working in a medically underserved area for up to twenty four (24) months

Eligible Geographies:

Eligible sites include Publicly Funded or Public Mental Health Facilities, Non-Profit Mental Health Facilities that contract with a county entity to provide mental health services, and/or Health Professional Shortage Area- Mental Health (HPSA-MH) .

Important Dates

Application deadline The date (and time, where applicable) by which all applications must be submitted to the grantor.
Expected award announcement The date on which the grantor expects to announce the recipient(s) of the grant.
April 2021
Period of performance The length of time during which the grant money must be utilized.
2 years

Funding Details

Total estimated available funding The total projected dollar amount of the grant.
$472,000
Expected number of awards A single grant opportunity may represent one or many awards. Some grantors may know in advance the exact number of awards to be given. Others may indicate a range. Some may wish to and wait until the application period closes before determining how many awards to offer; in this case, a value of “Dependent” will display.
Dependent
Estimated amount per award Grant opportunities representing multiple awards may offer awards in the same amount or in varied amounts. Some may wish to wait until the application period closes before determining per-award amounts; in this case, a value of “Dependent” will display.
Dependent
Letter of Intent Required? Certain grants require that the recipient(s) provide a letter of intent.
No
Requires Matched Funding? Certain grants require that the recipient(s) be able to fully or partially match the grant award amount with another funding source.
No
Funding Source: The funding source allocated to fund the grant. It may be either State or Federal (or a combination of both), and be tied to a specific piece of legislation, a proposition, or a bond number.
  • State

Funding Source Notes:

The Licensed Mental Health Services Provider Education Program (LMH) is funded through a $10 surcharge for renewal and licensure fees of psychologists, marriage and family therapists, and licensed clinical social workers in California. An awardee may receive up to $15,000 to repay educational loans in exchange for up to two-years practicing and providing direct care.

Funding Method: The manner in which the grant funding will be delivered to the awardee. Funding methods include reimbursements (where the recipient spends out-of-pocket and is reimbursed by the grantor) and advances (where the recipient spends received grant funds directly).
  • Reimbursement(s)

Funding Method Notes:

Funds will be disbursed in two annual payments.

How to Apply

State agencies/departments recommend you read the full grant guidelines before applying.

Resources

For questions about this grant, contact:
Health Professions Education Foundation, 1-916-326-3640, hpef-email@oshpd.ca.gov