DPI provides information on school-based mental health grants

The 2017-19 state budget provides funding, beginning in 2018-2019, to create a new mental health grant program (Wis. Stat. sec. 115.367).

Under this program the Department of Public Instruction (DPI) will award at least $3.25 million in grants each school year to school districts, and operators of independent charter schools, to be used for the purpose of providing mental health services to pupils in collaboration with community health agencies. Strategies may include co-locating community mental health clinics in schools and providing screening and intervention services.

School boards and independent charter schools may apply for a grant individually or as a consortium of school boards, charter schools, or both; also, Cooperative Educational Service Agencies (CESAs) can be considered a consortium of school boards.

Applying for Grants
Grant application
Grant application guidance

DPI Grant Writing Workshops
Grant writing workshops are optional. If you choose to participate, please register for one session only.
April 18 1:00-2:00 p.m.
April 25 2:00-3:00 p.m.
April 30 9:00-10:00 p.m.

For questions about this information, contact Beth Herman (608) 267-9242.
Click here to view the DPI’s School-Based Mental Health Services Grant Program website.