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School-Based Wellness Center Grant Program


Under a contract with the County of Santa Clara, Valley Health Foundation (VHF) is administering the School-Based Wellness Center Grant Program. $12.1 million in program funds will be available ($10.1 million currently allocated, with an additional $2 million to be heard at the County of Santa Clara Board of Supervisors meeting on October 3, 2023). This funding is made possible through (1) Federal Coronavirus State and Local Fiscal Recovery Funds under the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA), (2) State of California Mental Health Services Act funds, and (3) State of California Juvenile Justice Crime Prevention Act and Youthful Offender Block Grant funds.

Guided by the School-Based Behavioral Health Wellness Centers Expansion Operational Plan, public school districts and Local Education Agencies (LEA) within Santa Clara County may be eligible to apply for funds to open a new wellness center, supplement services at an existing wellness center, and/or strengthen and build operational infrastructure. Eligible schools include K-6, K-7, K-8, middle schools, and high schools located in Santa Clara County.

Applications will be due by October 20, 2023, 5:00 pm PST. Late applications will not be accepted. FAQs and a Bidder’s Conference on September 20, 2023 will provide further information.

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