School-based Mental Health Qualified Grant Program (SBMHQGP)

School-based Mental Health Qualifying Grant Program (SBMHQGP)

Overview

During the 2019 Utah State Legislature session, House Bill (H.B.) 373: Student Support Amendments was sponsored by Representative Steve Eliason and Senator Ann Millner. This bill designated the Utah State Board of Education (USBE) to distribute money appropriated under this section to Local Education Agencies (LEAs) to provide targeted school-based mental health support. This includes clinical services and trauma-informed care, through employing or entering into contracts for services provided by qualifying personnel and/or behavioral health support personnel (update from H.B. 411, 2023). The grant funding will be administered through the Utah Grants Management System (UGMS)

Policy

The School-based Mental Health Qualifying Grant Program (SBMHQGP) for LEAs and Regional Education Service Agencies (RESAs) was created in accordance with the following state statute and USBE rule.

Resources for Grantees

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) for the School-based Mental Health Qualifying Grant Program (SBMHQGP)
Google Docs

Annual Requirements for the School-based Mental Health Qualifying Grant Program (SBMHQGP)
Google Docs

Technical Assistance for the SBMHQGP LEA Fiscal Risk Self-Assessment

SBMHQGP Qualifying Personnel Webinar
Google Docs

Fiscal Year (FY) Projections

FY 2025 allocation projections for LEAs are based on the October 1, 2023 headcount. Projections for Regional Education Service Agencies (RESAs) are based on the number of member school districts within their region.
Utah State Board of Education School-based Mental Health Qualifying Grant Program Fiscal Projections for FY25

FY 2025 Application Cycle (New Applicants)

LEAs interested in receiving School-based Mental Health Qualifying Grant Program funding need to successfully complete and submit a comprehensive plan directly in the Utah Grants Management System to be approved by USBE.
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This application is for LEAs who are applying for this grant funding for the first time for FY 2025 or LEAs who have completed their first three-year cycle and need to re-apply for this grant.

Application Support

Office Hours: TBA

Submission Timeline

Application Due Date:

  • May 31, 2024 by 5:00 p.m.

We encourage all LEAs to submit their applications early to receive feedback. 

Note: To be considered, your grant application must have been submitted and approved by your LEA internal approver in the Utah Grants Management System by the date specified above.

FY 2025 Annual Plan Update Survey (2nd and 3rd Year Grantees)

LEAs who already have an approved plan are required to submit an Annual Plan Update and if needed, amend their approved plan for Year Two and Year Three of their three-year grant cycle. 

Submission Timeline

Annual Plan Update Due Date:

  • May 31, 2024 by 5:00 p.m.

Note: To be considered, your Annual Plan Update must have been submitted and approved by your LEA internal approver in the Utah Grants Management System by the date specified above. 

FY 2024 Qualifying Personnel and Contracts Survey

FY 2024 Qualifying Personnel and Contracts Survey
Qualtrics

USBE requires an LEA to provide the license numbers of all qualifying personnel who are hired, license numbers of all qualifying personnel who supervise behavioral health support personnel, required training completion date for behavioral health support personnel, and copies of executed contracts for contracted services by qualifying personnel. USBE staff verify all licenses and contracts to ensure that services are being provided by qualifying personnel and/or supervised by qualifying personnel.

FY 2024 Accountability and Data Report

LEAs are required to provide an annual report of their progress toward achieving goals and outcomes outlined in their School-based Mental Health Qualifying Grant Program plan.

Coming soon.

Contacts

For all questions related to this program, please e-mail sbmhqualifyinggrant@schools.utah.gov

Terrakay Bodily
Grant Manager

School-based Mental Health Specialist
Phone: (801) 538-7647 |  E-mail

Ellen McLaughlin
Support Staff

Phone: (801) 538-7863 | E-mail