Behavioral Health SBHC Grant Information

School-Based Behavioral Health Peer Support Services Grants

Apply for a grant by Friday, February 16, 2024.

This request for funding applications (RFA) is for behavioral health peer support services projects based in Washington schools. The projects should be based in schools that serve children and adolescents from communities that have been and continue to be underserved. 

We expect to award three (3) grants of up to $65,000 each for projects that increase access to and quality of behavioral health care and services in schools through peer support service models. The grant awards will be for 12 months. Grantees may receive additional funding in the July 2025 through June 2026 grant cycle based on meeting grant deliverables and the availability of state funding.

Eligibility

Grant applicants must be one of the following:

  • A Washington state public school, school district, or Educational Service District (including charter schools, locally or federally operated Tribal schools, and juvenile justice centers) serving students between kindergarten and 12th grade.
  • A community-based nonprofit organization, including Tribal programs, representing the community to be served by the project, and which has a license to do business in Washington state.
  • A health care organization sponsoring a school-based health center

Proposed projects must serve a high proportion (60% or higher) of students who come from a community or population that has been historically underserved. Please see the RFA for more information.

To Apply:

Timeline

  • December 15, 2023 – Request for Funding Applications (RFA) posted.
  • February 16, 2024, 11:59 PM Pacific Standard Time – Applications due.
  • March 29, 2024 – Notification of contract awards.
  • July 1, 2024 – Anticipated project start date.

Grant Application Support

An informational PowerPoint with audio describing the grant opportunity can be found here. 

If you have questions about the RFA, please email AdolescentHealthUnit@doh.wa.gov. Starting January 3, 2024, we will post weekly updates and answers to frequently asked questions.

School-Based Health Center Behavioral Health Improvement Grants

DOH awarded the first SBHC behavioral health improvement grant recipients in 2022. Currently, all grantees are implementing their projects.

SBHC Behavioral Health Improvement Grants ($90,000) - to maintain, improve, or expand existing Behavioral Health SBHC operations:

  • Columbia Basin Health Association - Othello School District
  • Peninsula Community Health Services - Bremerton High School and Barker Creek Community School
  • Odessa Brown Children's Clinic - Lowell Elementary School
  • Country Doctor Community Health Center - Meany and Nova Schools
  • The Health Center - Walla Walla Public Schools

Please go to the SBHC story map for information on the current DOH SBHC grant recipients and their projects.