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School Health Professional Grant Program (SHPG)
THERE ARE CURRENTLY NO OPEN FUNDING OPPORTUNITIES AVAILABLE WITH THE SCHOOL HEALTH PROFESSIONAL GRANT.
The School Health Professional Grant Program (SHPG) is designed to provide funds to eligible education providers to enhance the presence of school health professionals in both elementary and secondary schools.
School Health Professionals are defined as School Nurses, School Psychologists, School Social Workers and School Counselors.
This grant program intends to:
- Increase the presence of school health professionals in both elementary and secondary schools to provide substance abuse and behavioral health care to students who have substance abuse or other behavioral health needs
- Implement substance abuse prevention education and provide evidence-based resources to school staff, students and families
- Reduce barriers for enrolled students, who are at risk for substance abuse, to access services provided by community-based organizations for treatment and counseling.
The Health and Wellness team is offering various trainings throughout the Fall 2020-21 school year.
The virtual trainings that CDE is supporting will be hosted by national experts noted below:
- Jessica Pfeiffer (Intricate Roots) is hosting a 4-day training – The Impact of Stress on Learning and Behavior and Creating Developmentally Relevant Strategies.
The training started on September 11 and continued on September 18.The two remaining dates are October 9 and 16 (noon to 4:00 p.m.).
If you are interested in registering, please contact Pam Hitt.
- Student Case Presentation and Book Study” offered by Jessica Pfeiffer (Intricate Roots) is a 4-day book study taking a “deeper dive into neurobiological principles.” Participants will read “The Boy Who was Raised as a Dog” by Dr. Bruce Perry. The book study meeting dates are: October 30, November 13, December 11, and December 18 (noon to 4:00 p.m.). Registration can be found here.
- Heather Forbes “Return to School training” series registration can be found here.
The 3-part series starts Wednesday, September 23, continues on Thursday, Oct. 1, and finishes on Friday, Oct.2
- Alex Kajitani’s registration link and more information can be found here
These trainings will provide high-leverage tools that can be implemented in both the brick-and-mortar and remote learning environments (or a hybrid of the two) to support students and staff.
We encourage you look at each of these closely to understand how the material will support the valuable work you are currently doing. Please note that these trainings begin very soon and go throughout the fall.
If you have any questions at all please contact Phyllis Reed, Kristi Elliott or Shannon Milliken
New information as of 06/26/2020--SHPG Timelines
To address questions received on the School Health Professional Grant the following is provided:
- Items Due by September 30, 2020
- Final Annual Financial Report (AFR) for year ending 2019-20
- No-Cost Extension (NCE) Workplans and Budgets for year ending 2019-20
- End of Year (EOY) Scorecard for year ending 2019-20
- Cohort 5, Year 2 Workplans and Budgets for current year 2020-21
- Cohort 6, Year 1 Workplans and Budgets for current year 2020-21
To address the unobligated funds for those grantees (Cohort 4) in their final year of the SHP grant the following is provided as it is a change in the current procedures.
- Grantees with unspent funds (unobligated funds) will be issued a No-Cost Extension (NCE) until June 30, 2021, allowing the program to continue the services as outlined in the approved budget. Changes in the scope cannot be requested as the application remains the guiding document.
- A final expenditures report will be due 90 days after the end of the NCE.
To address the unobligated for those grantees (Cohort 5) that will be in continuation of the SHP grant the following is provided:
- All unobligated funds will remain available for FY20-21. The annual financial report must be completed and a budget revision submitted with the additional funds added to the current year.
For additional fiscal questions, Contact Matthew Freeman at Freeman_M@cde.state.co.us at any time.
Cohort 4 (2017-20 Cohort)
Cohort 6 (2020-23 Cohort)
School Health Professional Grant Fact Sheet
Marijuana Instructional Units (PK-12)
Mental Health Education Literacy Resource Bank
Marijuana Use Prevention Resource Bank
Spotlights on Success
School Health Professional Grant 2017-2020 Cohort Updates
Funded Education Providers
The SHPG defined an eligible education provider as:
- A school district (on behalf of one or more K-12 schools);
- A Board of Cooperative Services (BOCES);
- A charter school (authorized by a school district or the Charter School Institute)