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 their 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 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 secondary students, who are at risk for substance abuse, to access services provided by community-based organizations for treatment and counseling.
RFP Information for 2017-2020
Please note that the new 2017 School Health Professional Grant has been expanded to include elementary schools.
- NEW 2017-2020 RFP Grant Application - revised Apr 2017 (DOC)
- 2017-2020 Budget Template
- 2017-2020 Application Training Webinar
- 2017-2020 April 17, 2017 Question and Answer Webinar (regarding elementary school grant eligibility)
- View Frequently Asked Questions
Resources for School Health Professionals
- Marijuana in Colorado
- Colorado’s Good to Know Campaign
- "Askable Adults" - Tools to Help Adults be Informed
- Order Marijuana Resource Materials
- SAMHSA’s National Registry of Evidence-based Programs and Practices (NREPP - leaving CDE website)
The State Board of Education adopted Rules for the Administration of the School Health Professional Grant Program (CCR 301-97) (pdf)
For more information, please contact:
Health and Wellness