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.
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.
2021-2023 Application Materials & Supports
- 2021-2023 SBMH Competition Application Web Portal (preferred web browser is Chrome) - Please Note: All applications must be submitted via the web portal. No PDF applications will be accepted.
- 2021-2023 SBMH Application (PDF) - For reference purposes only
- 2021-2023 SBMH Grant Guidance
- 2021-2023 SBMH Grant Reviewer Rubric
- 2021-2023 Grant Writers Workshop Live Webinar
- Needs Assessment and Resource Mapping in Preparation for Writing a Competitive Grant
Key Dates 2020-2021
Materials for the 2021-2023 competition will be available here
|May 3, 2021||Grant applications due|
|Summer 2021||Grant awards announced|
2019–20 School-Based Mental Health Services Grant Awards Announced
106 applicants were awarded funding through the School-Based Mental Health Services Grant Program.