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School Health Professional Grant Program (SHPG)

School Health Professional Grant (SHPG) - Application and Budget Templates

As of Thursday, March 19, 2020, 

CDE Temporarily Pausing Competitive Grant Applications

In order to support districts focus on the current health situation, CDE is pausing all competitive grant program applications and review processes for the time being.  Applications for competitive grant programs will be temporarily suspended until further notice.  Applications submitted for competitive grant programs that have been submitted will be retained for future consideration.

The department will reassess the timing for competitive grant program applications and review in the coming weeks to determine the best way forward.

For questions, please contact Kim Burnham at

SHPG Grant Applicaton due: Tuesday, March 24, 2020 by 11:59 p.m. TBD See messaging above.

View SHPG Grant Application


View SHPG Budget Template***

       ***If an applicant chooses to use the “Budget Narrative” tab on the RFP “SHPG Budget Template,” please indicate you are doing
          so on your application.  This will help reviewers during the grant review process.
          The “Budget Narrative” tab on the “SHPG Budget Template” document is not included in the 10-page application limit.
          Please note: If an applicant chooses to write the budget narrative in the application, it will count towards the 10-page
          application limit.

SHPG Application Training Webinar

View the SHPG 2020 RFP Webinar Recording

Follow along with the Webinar Recording Slide deck: Download Webinar PowerPoint


The School Health Professional Grant Program (SHPG) 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)

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)

See the list of funded education providers

Monthly Conference Calls/Webinars

Resources for School Health Professionals

General Resources

Community Partners

For more information, please contact:

Phyllis Reed
Health and Wellness
Phone: 720-498-2059

Kristi Elliott
Health and Wellness
Phone: 303-968-5736

Omar Estrada
Health and Wellness
Phone: 303-866-6455