School Health Demonstration Project Local Educational Agency Pilot Participant Selection Request for Applications

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14126
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Details

Purpose:

The California Department of Education is accepting applications from local educational agencies to participate in the School Health Demonstration Project. The School Health Demonstration Project is a pilot project to expand comprehensive health and mental health services to public school pupils by providing LEAs technical assistance and support that builds the capacity for programmatic sustainability by leveraging multiple revenue sources.

 

Description:

The California Department of Education (CDE) is accepting applications from local educational agencies (LEAs) to participate in the School Health Demonstration Project. The School Health Demonstration Project is a pilot project to expand comprehensive health and mental health services to public school pupils by providing LEAs technical assistance and support that builds the capacity for programmatic sustainability by leveraging multiple revenue sources.

The CDE will select up to 25 LEAs who will receive support for a two-year period from Technical Assistance Teams, selected by the CDE, that have direct experience with Medi-Cal billing and drawing down other state and federal funding resources that can increase support for needed services at school sites. The goal of the School Health Demonstration Project is to increase capacity at those LEAs by securing federal reimbursement and other revenue sources for health and mental health services provided to pupils.

The Technical Assistance Teams will provide LEAs guidance on general and special education mental health programs, school finance, health care, Medi-Cal managed care contracting and benefits, Medicaid billing, and data analysis.

To submit a proposal to the CDE and be considered for selection, applicants must be an LEA, defined for the purposes of this application as a school district, county office of education (COE) or charter school.

The Education Omnibus Budget Trailer Bill of 2021–22 (Section 4 of Assembly Bill 130 (Chapter 44, Statutes of 2021) as amended by Section 1 of AB 167 (Chapter 252, Statutes of 2021), codified California Education Code (EC) Section 49421, which can be found on the California Legislative Information web page at https://leginfo.legislature.ca.gov/faces/billNavClient.xhtml?bill_id=202120220AB167. This law authorizes the CDE, in consultation with the State Department of Health Care Services (DHCS) https://www.dhcs.ca.gov/services, to select up to 25 LEAs as pilot participants in the School Health Demonstration Project.

The total budget for this RFA is $5 million for work commencing on January 1, 2023, and ending December 31, 2024. Each LEA selected to serve as a pilot participant shall receive up to $100,0001 per year for each of the two years it participates in the pilot project. These funds shall be used for contracting with one of the Technical Assistance Teams, selected by the CDE, and may also be used to address needs identified by the in-depth analysis conducted by the Technical Assistance Teams. The Technical Assistance Teams will be selected under a separate Request for Applications (RFA).

Eligibility Requirements

Important Dates

Application deadline The date (and time, where applicable) by which all applications must be submitted to the grantmaker. Time listed as “00:00” equates to midnight.
Expected award announcement The date on which the grantor expects to announce the recipient(s) of the grant.
10/21/2022
Period of performance The length of time during which the grant money must be utilized.
1/1/2023-12/31/2024

Funding Details

Total estimated available funding The total projected dollar amount of the grant.
$200,000
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.
1 – 25
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.
$1 – $200,000
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.
None

Funding Source Notes:

The total budget for this RFA is $5 million for work commencing on January 1, 2023, and ending December 31, 2024. Each LEA selected to serve as a pilot participant shall receive up to $100,000 per year for each of the two years it participates in the pilot project. 

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).
None

How to Apply

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

Resources

For questions about this grant, contact:
Monica Nepomuceno, 1-916-323-2212, MNepomuceno@cde.ca.gov