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School Health Professional Grant Program (SHPG)


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

As of Wednesday, June 24, 2020


CDE is resuming the School Health Professional Grant Competitive Application. The deadline to submit is July 16, 2020.

Due to state budget restrictions, the anticipated allocation of $9 million for the 2020-2021 cohort has been reduced to $6 million. As a reminder, this is a competitive process and there is no guarantee that submitting an application will result in funding or funding at the requested level.

For those who have already submitted an application, you are welcome to resubmit with any updates to your application narrative and/or budget up until the new July 16 deadline. If possible, we do also ask that those who are not submitting a new version confirm that their current application on file is the one to be forwarded for our reviewers’ consideration.

Please send your application or confirmation of your current application to

For questions, please contact Mandy Christensen at


SHPG Grant Application due: Thursday, July 16 by 11:59 PM 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