The purpose of the School-Based Health Centers Behavioral Health Improvement grant is to build capacity for SBHCs to increase access to and improve the quality of behavioral health care and services for children and adolescents in communities that are historically underserved in the state of Washington as part of our continued efforts to reduce racial/ethnic, economic, and geographic disparities.
DOH is excited to announce the grant recipients for September 2022 through June 2023:
Start-Up Grants ($250,000) - to start and open a SBHC where one does not currently operate:
- Columbia Basin Health Association - Othello School District
Behavioral Health Improvement Grants ($90,000) - to maintain, improve, or expand existing Behavioral Health SBHC operations:
- 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
Grant awards are for a 10-month period to start; funding after one year is not guaranteed and will be dependent on meeting grant deliverables and availability of state funding. Grants were awarded through a competitive application process.
We look forward to sharing updates over the coming months.