School-Based Mental Health Services Grant Program
The most recent governor’s budget provides funding, beginning in fiscal year 2019, to create a new mental health grant program (WI §115.367). The Department of Public Instruction will award grants to school districts, and operators of independent charter schools, to be used for the purpose of providing mental health services to pupils, in collaboration with community health agencies. Strategies may include co-locating community mental health clinics in schools and providing screening and intervention services. School boards and independent charter schools may apply for a grant individually or as a consortium of school boards, charter schools, or both; also, Cooperative Educational Service Agencies (CESAs) can be considered a consortium of school boards.
This is a competitive grant process. Application materials and resources are currently under development. Please bookmark this page and check back for updates.