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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 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 availability of school-based prevention, early intervention and health care services and programs to reduce the risk of marijuana and other substance use and abuse by secondary school students. This matching grant exists to help secondary schools:

  • Increase the presence of school health professionals in secondary schools to provide substance abuse and mental/behavioral health care to students who are enrolled in secondary schools and have substance abuse or other mental/behavioral health needs
  • Implement substance abuse prevention education and provide evidence based resources to school staff, students and families
  • Reduce barriers to students who are enrolled in secondary schools with services has that are provided by community-based organizations for treatment and counseling for students who are at risk for substance abuse


2015-16 Webinar information

2014-15 Funded Sites

Mountain Valley School
Pagosa Springs Middle and High School
Sorocco High School
GOAL Academy
Atlas Preparatory School
New America School (Lakewood, Lowry, Thornton)
Skoglund Middle School and Center High School
St. Vrain Valley School District
Cripple Creek-Victor Junior and Senior High Schools
HOPE Online Learning Academy



Telluride School District
Thompson School District
Fountain-Fort Carson School District 8
San Juan BOCES
Hayden School District RE-1
Boulder Valley School District
Lake County School District
Boulder Velley School District
Poudre School District
Cherry Creek School District
Lewis Palmer School District 38
Adams-Arapahoe School District 28J
Douglas School District RE-1
Douglas County School District RE-1


For more information, please contact:
Jessica Bigler, Office of Student Health Services,

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