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School-Based Mental Health Services Grant Program

School-Based Mental Health Services Grant Program

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.

Mental Health Grant Information Resources


Key Dates

Mental Health Grant Webinar 

DPI Grant writing webinars slide deck

Write that Mental Health Grant Like a Boss

February 8, 2019, 1:00 p.m.

February 12, 2019, 10:00 a.m.

February 19, 2019, 2:00 p.m.

February 27, 2019, 9:00 a.m.
May 1, 2019

Completed applications due

by 11:59 PM on May 1, 2019

Late or incomplete applications will not be reviewed
Must be received at 
May-June 2019 Grant application reviews  
June 2019

Districts notified of funding status

District administrators will be the first notified. Not the grant coordinator!

The Wisconsin School Mental Health Framework

Schedule a School-Based Mental Health Services Grant consultation

Current Grantees

Budget Change Request Form

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

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