Grant Programs

Overview

Applying and qualifying for grants provides opportunities in which Local Education Agencies (LEAs) can secure financial resources to develop and maintain school counseling programs. Additional grant opportunities can be found on the Utah State Board of Education Safe and Healthy Schools Grant Opportunities webpage.

Elementary School Counselor Grant Program

Policy

The Elementary School Counselor Grant Program was created in accordance with the following regulations:

Title 53F-5-209: Grants for School-based Mental Health Supports
Utah State Legislature

R277-461: Elementary School Counselor Grant Program
Utah State Board of Education Administrative Rules

This grant program awards grants to an Local Education Agency (LEA) to provide targeted school-based mental health support in elementary school, including trauma-informed care, through employment of qualifying personnel.

Application

The next grant application cycle will be initiated during the 2023-2024 school year.

Contacts

Tina Morandy
Executive Secretary
Utah State Board of Education
Phone: (801) 538-7526 | E-mail

 

Grow Your Own Teacher and School Counselor Pipeline Program Grant

Policy

The Grow Your Own Teacher and School Counselor Pipeline Program Grant was created in accordance with the following regulations:

R277-320: Grow Your Own Teacher and School Counselor Pipeline Program
Utah State Board of Education Administrative Rules

Title 53F-5-218: Grow Your Own Teacher and School Counselor Pipeline Program
Utah State Legislature

This program awards grants to the Local Education Agency (LEA) to provide scholarships to paraprofessionals, school counselor assistants, and school counselor interns for education and training to become licensed teachers or licensed school counselors.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Frequently Asked Questions Grow Your Own Teacher and School Counselor Pipeline Program
Google Docs

Application

The application for Cohort 2 will be released in Spring 2022.

Accountability Report

Awarded LEAs are required to provide an Accountability Report confirming their program candidate information.

Cohort 1 Accountability Report for the Grow Your Own (GYO) Teacher and School Counselor Pipeline Program Grant
Google Docs

  • Release Date: September 3, 2021
  • Due Date: October 15, 2021 by 5 p.m.

Cohort 1 Accountability Report Grow Your Own Grant TA Webinar - August 31st, 2021
YouTube

Contacts

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

Bethany Marker
School Counseling Program Specialist
Phone: (801) 538-7530 | E-mail

Lisa McLachlan
Alternative Preparation and Licensing Specialist
Phone: (801) 538-7772 | E-mail