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School Health Professional Grant Program (SHPG)

The School Health Professional Grant (SHPG) program 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 State Board of Education adopted Rules for the Administration of the School Health Professional Grant Program (CCR 301-97) (pdf)

PLEASE NOTE: The SHPG has NO NEW funding opportunities at this time.

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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)

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Resources for School Health Professionals

View School Health Professional Grant Toolkit (PDF 2017)

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General Resources

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Community Partners

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For more information, please contact:

Phyllis Reed
Health and Wellness
Phone: 720.498.2059

Kristi Elliott
Health and Wellness
Phone: 303.968.5736

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