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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 CompetitiveGrants@cde.state.co.us.
For questions, please contact Mandy Christensen at Christensen_a@cde.state.co.us
SHPG Grant Application due: Thursday, July 16 by 11:59 PM See messaging above.
***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
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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.
To address questions received on the School Health Professional Grant the following is provided:
- Items Due on September 30, 2020
- Final Annual Financial Report (AFR)
- No-Cost Extension (NCE) Workplans and Budgets
- End of Year (EOY) Scorecard
- Cohort 5 (2019-22 funding) work plan and budget are due August 1, 2020
To address the unobligated funds for those grantees (Cohort 4) in their final year of the SHP grant the following is provided as it is a change in the current procedures.
- Grantees with unspent funds (unobligated funds) will be issued a No-Cost Extension (NCE) until June 30, 2021, allowing the program to continue the services as outlined in the approved budget. Changes in the scope cannot be requested as the application remains the guiding document.
- A final expenditures report will be due 90 days after the end of the NCE.
To address the unobligated for those grantees (Cohort 5) that will be in continuation of the SHP grant the following is provided:
- All unobligated funds will remain available for FY20-21. The annual financial report must be completed and a budget revision submitted with the additional funds added to the current year.
For additional fiscal questions, Contact Marti Rodriguez at Rodriguez_M@cde.state.co.us at any time.
School Health Professional Grant Funded Grantees Work Plan and Budget Templates
Cohort 4 (2017-20 Cohort)
School Health Professional Grant Fact Sheet
Marijuana Instructional Units (PK-12)
Marijuana Use Prevention Resource Bank
Spotlights on Success
School Health Professional Grant 2017-2020 Cohort Updates
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)