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School-Based Mental Health Services Grant Program


In an effort to assist you with your mental health grant planning and preparation for year 2, Beth Herman will be hosting School Mental Health Grant Office hours on Tuesday April 7th and Tuesday April 21st from 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM. These zoom sessions are not a presentation, rather they are an opportunity to ask questions and get clarification about grant related questions. The links for each session are below. Please save these or put them into your calendar.

They will not be recorded

April 7th

April 21st

School-Based Mental Health Services Grant Program

This is a 2 year grant aligned with the Wisconsin biennial budget. The next grant competition will begin in winter of 2021 with funding running from July 1, 2021-June 30, 2023.

2019–20 School-Based Mental Health Services Grant Awards Announced

106 applicants were awarded funding through the School-Based Mental Health Services Grant Program.

The most recent budget provided funding, beginning in fiscal year 2019, to create a new mental health grant program (Wis. Stat. sec. 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. Per statute, private schools are not eligible to apply.

Current Grantees


Budget Change Request Form

School-Based Mental Health Services Grant End-of-Year Report

School Mental Health Spotlight Template - Share Your Story!


Key Dates 2020-2021

May 1, 2020

Grant Renewal Forms due

June 30, 2020 End of Year Report due
Winter 2021 Materials for the 2021-2023 competition will be available here


The Wisconsin School Mental Health Framework

Schedule a School-Based Mental Health Services Grant consultation


Mental Health Grant Information Resources

For questions about this information, contact Beth Herman (608) 267-9242