School-based Mental Health (SBMH)

Overview

School-based Mental Health Qualified Grant Program (SBMHQGP)

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 designates the Utah State Board of Education (USBE) to distribute money appropriated under this section to Local Education Agencies (LEAs) to provide, in a school, 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.

School-based Mental Health Screening Grant (SBMHSG)

During the 2020 Utah State Legislature session, House Bill (H.B.) 323: School Mental Health Funding Amendments was sponsored by Representative Steve Eliason and Senator Ann Millner. This bill sets standards for participating LEAs to implement approved Mental Health Screening Programs for students. The application is required for all LEAs who are conducting mental health screenings in any form. USBE, in consultation with the Division of Substance Abuse and Mental Health (DSAMH) has compiled a list of evidence-based screening tools, and completed a list of mental health conditions for which to screen that has been approved by the board.

Contacts

Christy Walker
Safe and Healthy Schools Coordinator
Phone: (801) 538-7502 | E-mail

Shaleece Oldroyd
Executive Secretary
Phone: (801) 538-7640 | E-mail

School-based Mental Health Qualified Grant Program (SBMHQGP)

Policy

The School-based Mental Health Qualified Grant Program for Local Education Agencies (LEAs) was created in accordance with the following legislation and Utah State Board of Education (USBE) rule.

In the 2020 Legislative Session, H.B. 323 by Representative Steve Eliason and Senator Ann Milner addressed provisions relating to the School-based Mental Health Qualified Grant Program.

These provisions include the following:

  • Adds language to include telehealth services as a qualified use of funds.
  • Adds Teacher and Student Success Account (TSSA) as an approved funding source for the fund matching requirement for an LEA whose plan was approved by the state board before April 1, 2020.
  • Removes the fund matching requirement for an LEA whose plan was approved by the state board after April 1, 2020.

Resources for Grantees

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

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

USBE Contact List for the School-based Mental Health Qualified Grant Program (SBMHQGP)
Google Docs

Support for the Utah Grants Management System, specifically the 75% program.

Utilizing the Utah Grants Management System for School-based Mental Health Qualified Grant Program
YouTube

Fiscal Year (FY) Projections

FY 2023 allocation projections for LEAs are based on the October 1, 2021 headcount. Projections for Regional Education Service Agencies (RESAs) are based on the number of member LEAs within their region.

Utah State Board of Education School-based Mental Health Qualified Grant Program Fiscal Projections FY 2022 (coming soon)

FY 2023 Application Cycle (New Applicants)

LEAs interested in receiving School-based Mental Health Qualified Grant Program funding need to successfully complete and submit a comprehensive plan, to be approved by USBE.

FY 2023 USBE School-based Mental Health Qualified Grant Program - New Applicant (coming soon)

This application is for LEAs who are applying for this grant funding for the first time for FY 2023 or LEAs who have completed their first three-year cycle and need to re-apply for this grant.

Application Support

SBMHQGP New Applicant Technical Assistance Recording May 3, 2021
YouTube

Submission Timeline

LEAs who submit by the interim date/time will receive feedback (and/or approval) from the USBE review team prior to the final due date:

  • To be announced

Application Final Due Date:

  • May 31, 2022 by 5 p.m.

Send completed application for interim feedback and/or the final submission to Shaleece Oldroyd via e-mail as a digital link to the completed Google Docs.

Note: To be considered, USBE must receive your electronic copy (Google Docs) by the dates specified above. All e-mail submissions will be confirmed by USBE within two business days.

FY 2023 Annual Plan Update (2nd and 3rd Year Grantees)

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

FY 2023 USBE School-based Mental Health Qualified Grant Program - Annual Plan Update (coming soon)

Submission Timeline
Interim Feedback Date

LEAs who submit by the interim date/time will receive feedback from the USBE review team prior to the final due date:

  • To be announced

Annual Plan Update Final Due Date:

  • May 28, 2022 by 5 p.m.

Send completed annual plan update for interim feedback and/or the final submission to Shaleece Oldroyd via e-mail as a digital link to the completed Google Docs.

Note: To be considered, USBE must receive your electronic copy (Google Docs) by the dates specified above. All e-mail submissions will be confirmed by USBE within two business days.

FY 2022 Hiring Documentation Survey

FY22 Hiring Documentation Survey
Qualtrics

The grant funding will be administered through the Utah Grants Management System. Each LEA with an approved plan should have received an initial distribution totaling 25% of the allocation on the July allotment memo.

In order to receive the second distribution totaling 75% of the allocation, an LEA must demonstrate the hiring of qualified personnel to the Superintendent. USBE is requiring the LEA to provide the Comprehensive Administration of Credentials for Teachers in Utah Schools (CACTUS) Identification Number (ID) or the Division of Occupational and Professional Licensing (DOPL) number for the hired qualified personnel for verification. If the LEA enters a contract with a local mental health authority, another organization or private provider, they need to provide evidence of the executed contract. After this information is verified through the Hiring Documentation Survey, LEAs will need to request reimbursement through the Utah Grants Management System for their second distribution (75% of their total award).

FY 2022 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 Qualified Grant Program plan.

FY 2022 Accountability and Data Report (coming soon)

  • Release Date: To be announced
  • Due Date: To be announced

FY 202s School-based Mental Health Qualified Grant Program (SBMHQGP) Accountability and Data Report Technical Assistance Guide (coming soon)

Contacts

For general questions, please e-mail sbmhqualifiedgrant@schools.utah.gov.

Tiana McCall
School Social Worker/School-based Mental Health Specialist
Phone: (801) 538-7647 |  E-mail

Shaleece Oldroyd
Executive Secretary
Phone: (801) 538-7640 | E-mail

School-based Mental Health Screening Program (SBMHSP)

Policy

The School-based Mental Health Screening Program for Local Education Agencies (LEAs) was created in accordance with the following regulations:

During the 2020 Legislative Session, H.B. 323 was sponsored by Representative Steve Eliason and Senator Ann Millner. This bill sets standards for participating LEAs to implement approved School-based Mental Health Screening Programs for students. An Notification of Intent is required for all LEAs who are conducting mental health screenings in any form.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) 

Frequently Asked Questions School-based Mental Health Screening Program Concerning H.B.323 (2020)
Google Docs

Notification of Intent

Notification of Intent to Utilize Mental Health Screeners
Qualtrics

Due May 28, 2021

Resources

Mental Health Screening Tool List

Proposed Mental Health Conditions for School-based Mental Health Screening Program H.B. 323, R277-625

School Mental Health Screening Programs Infographic (coming soon)

Definition

Mental health screener or screener means systematic tool or process;

  1. to identify if a student is experiencing, or is at risk of experiencing, issues related to the student’s mental health;
  2. for an early identification strategy to detect the onset of mental health conditions, enabling the mental health conditions to be potentially addressed; and
  3. that is not:
    1. a diagnostic tool or process; or
    2. a system or process used by a student’s teacher to observe behavior for the purpose of targeted learning interventions.

Webinars

Annual Trainings

February 26, 2021

School-based Mental Health Screening Program Training Questionnaire - February 26, 2021
Google Forms

School-based Mental Health Screening Program Annual Training
YouTube

Mental Health Screening Program Training

Contacts

Michelle Knight
Utah State Board of Education
Phone: (610) 844-7771 | Email

Scott Eyre
Utah Division of Substance Abuse and Mental Health (DSAMH)
Phone: (801) 450-2667 | E-mail

Tina Morandy
Executive Secretary
Phone: (801) 538-7526 | E-mail

School-based Mental Health Screening Grant (SBMHSG) 

The Notification of Intent to Utilize Mental Health Screeners form is required to apply for this grant. For details and resources visit the SBMH Screening Program tab.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) 

Frequently Asked Questions School-based Mental Health Screening Grant Concerning House Bill (H.B.) 323 (2020)
Google Docs

Application

School-based Mental Health Screening Grant Application - Fiscal Year (FY) 2022
Google Docs

Due June 25, 2021 by 5 p.m.

Webinars

SBMH Screening Grant Application Webinar-FY2022
YouTube

Contacts

Michelle Knight
Utah State Board of Education
Phone: (610) 844-7771 |  E-mail

Scott Eyre
Utah Division of Substance Abuse and Mental Health (DSAMH)
Phone: (801) 450-2667 | E-mail

Tina Morandy
Executive Secretary
Phone: (801) 538-7526 | E-mail