Senate Bill 5194 (2021) enacted by the Washington State Legislature creates a pilot mental health counseling and services program in Section 6. A total of $1,024,000 is allocated for the biennium, half ($512,000) each year. The mental health counseling and services program is based on the best practice recommendations of the House Bill 1355 (2019) Counselor Taskforce. Colleges receiving funding must implement one or more of eight strategies identified by the Taskforce and specified in the enacted legislation, to increase student access to mental health counseling and services, including substance abuse disorder counseling and services.
Applicant colleges must identify opportunities for expanding on-campus mental health counseling and services. Applicants must also show a commitment to further develop partnerships by engaging external community providers.
|Applications available in OGMS||Thursday, July 15, 2021|
|Q&A period closes||Thursday, August 5, 2021|
|Applications due in OGMS||Thursday, August 12, 2021|
|Applicants notified of approval status||Prior to October 1, 2021|
|Allocations begin||October 1, 2021|
|Mid-Year FY22 Program and Fiscal Status Report due to SBCTC||
March 31, 2021
|End of FY22 Program and Fiscal Report due to SBCTC||
September 30, 2022
|Mid-Year FY23 Program and Fiscal Status Report due to SBCTC||
March 31, 2023
|End of FY23 Program and Fiscal Status Report due to SBCTC||
September 29, 2023
Application Questions and Answers
A Q&A process is being held for this funding, as the application is competitive. Please submit all questions to Joe Holliday. You are encourage to submit questions and ideas for vetting prior to completing your application. Questions will be posted in a Q&A document on this webpage beginning Thursday, July 15, 2021. The Q&A document will be updated every 2 business days.
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Program Resources and Guidelines
Last Modified: 12/23/22, 10:04 AM