HRSA announces Mental and Behavioral Health Education and Training Grant Program Awards

On Sept. 25, 2012, Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius announced that through the Mental and Behavioral Health Education and Training Grant (MBHETG) program, which was authorized as a part of the Affordable Care Act, $9.8 million is being awarded to support three-year grants to 24 graduate psychology and social work programs. Eleven grants were specifically awarded to APA accredited programs of psychology including internships.

The MBHETG program aims to strengthen the clinical field competencies and increase the number of psychologists and social workers who pursue clinical work with high need and high demand populations, such as rural underserved, chronically ill persons and victims of trauma and abuse, including military personnel, veterans and their families.

“Mental health services are critical for those dealing with post-traumatic stress and other severe problems,” Secretary Sebelius said. “Increasing the number and quality of providers to care for these individuals is a major step forward in addressing these challenges.”

View the official press release

The psychology grantees are:

AWARDED FY 2012 HRSA-12-181 PSYCH. GRANTEES

Psychology Program

Application Legal Name

City

State

FY 2012 Award ($)

Internship

University of Nebraska Medical Center

Omaha

Neb.

$480,000.00

Yeshiva University

New York

N.Y.

$470,862.00

Internship

The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia

Philadelphia

Pa.

$192,000.00

University of Hawaii

Honolulu

Hawaii

$331,201.00

Internship

Medical University of South Carolina

Charleston

S.C.

$469,404.00

University of Florida

Gainesville

Fla.

$251,999.00

Internship

Mount Sinai School of Medicine

New York

N.Y.

$225,570.00

The Curators of the University of Missouri

Columbia

Mo.

$474,174.00

Internship

Western Interstate Commission for Higher Education

Boulder

Colo.

$354,253.00

Internship

Hugo W. Moswer Research Institute at Kennedy Krieger Institute, Inc.

Baltimore

Md.

$121,096.00

Internship

University of Kansas Medical Center Research Institute, Inc.

Kansas City

Kan.

$240,000.00

 

 

 

 

$3,610,559.00