HRSA Announces New Mental and Behavioral Health Education and Training Grants Program

The Department of Health and Human Services’ Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) has announced the opening of the application process for the Mental and Behavioral Health Education and Training Grants (MBHETG) Program. $10 million will be awarded to fund up to 15 grants for psychology programs and up to 15 grants for social work programs. Applications are due by June 22.

The MBHETG Program aims to increase the number of psychologists and social workers who pursue clinical work with high need and high demand populations. For this funding opportunity, high need and high demand refers to rural, vulnerable, and/or underserved populations, and veterans, military personnel and their families.

The specific goal of the program is to strengthen the clinical field competencies of psychologists and social workers who pursue clinical service with target populations, including military personnel and veterans, and their families. Eligible applicants are institutions of higher education including APA accredited schools and programs of psychology as well as accredited internships in public and private nonprofit institutions.

The grant announcement and application are available on the HRSA website.

We strongly urge all eligible programs to explore this opportunity and consider making an application for this new program so psychology can benefit from an infusion of new funding in a very tight federal fiscal environment.