Workforce Education and Training Programs (WET)

The 2020-2025 Workforce Education and Training (WET) program will address the shortage of mental health practitioners in the public mental health system (PMHS) through a framework that engages Regional Partnerships and supports individuals through pipeline development, undergraduate scholarships, education stipends, and educational loan repayment.  The program also supports systems through peer personnel preparation, psychiatric education capacity, the Train New Trainers Psychiatry Fellowship Scholarship, and research and evaluation. 

 

Healthcare Workforce Development Division (HWDD)#

We understand many of our awardees are being impacted by COVID-19. The Healthcare Workforce Development Division (HWDD) is committed to ensuring we support our awardees during this difficult time. If your grant is impacted by COVID-19, please notify us of any changes that may impact the terms of your grant agreement (e.g., disruption of program activities, site closures or reassignments, disruption due to illness). We are here to support you in your work addressing the healthcare workforce needs of California. Please keep in touch with your grant’s program manager as needed.

Application Cycles#

Psychiatric Education Capacity Expansion (PECE) Grant Program Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner (PMHNP)#

The purpose of this Grant Guide is to enter into grant agreement(s) pursuant to which the grantee(s) will fund increased numbers of PMHNPs training in the Public Mental Health System (PMHS), including, but not limited to:

  1. Adding PMHS PMHNP field placements.
  2. Recruiting PMHNP students who can provide care consistent with the Mental Health Services Act (MHSA) vision and values.
  3. Recruiting culturally diverse PMHNP students who can provide culturally competent care.
  4. Increasing the number of hours PMHNP students are trained in the PMHS.
  5. Providing clinical supervision that leads to American Nurses Credentialing and/or American Association of Nurse Practitioners national certification.
  6. Revising curriculum to include the MHSA core values: 
      • Community collaboration
      • Cultural competence
      • A client/family-driven mental health system
      • A wellness, recovery, and resilience focus
      • An integrated service experience for consumers and their families to address the changing needs of the PMHS

Encouraging PMHNPs to continue working in the PMHS after they complete their field placement requirements.

Application Dates#

  • Opened May 26, 2020, 3:00 p.m.
  • Closes August 1, 2020, 3:00 p.m.

Resources#

PECE Grant Program Psychiatry Residency #

The purpose of this Grant Guide is to enter into grant agreement(s) pursuant to which the grantee(s) shall train psychiatry residents and fellows training in the Public Mental Health System (PMHS), including, but not limited to: 

  1. Adding PMHS psychiatry residency/fellowship slots to an existing psychiatry residency/fellowship program.
  2. Recruiting residents and/or fellows who can provide care consistent with the Mental Health Services Act (MHSA) vision and values.
  3. Recruiting culturally diverse residents and/or fellows who can provide culturally competent care.
  4. Increasing the number of hours psychiatry residents and/or fellows train in the PMHS.
  5. Providing clinical supervision that leads to Board of Psychiatry and Neurology certification.
  6. Revising curriculum to include the MHSA core values: 
    • Community collaboration
    • Cultural competence
    • A client/family-driven mental health system
    • A wellness, recovery, and resilience focus
    • An integrated service experience for consumers and their families to address the changing needs of the PMHS

Application Dates#

  • Opened May 26, 2020, 3:00 p.m.
  • Closes August 1, 2020, 3:00 p.m.

Resources#

Regional Partnership#

This grant opportunity will result in agreement(s) with WET Regional Partnerships (RP) administering programs that oversee training and support to the Public Mental Health System workforce in their region.

The RP program must have one or more of the following components:

  • Pipeline Development
  • Undergraduate College and University Scholarships
  • Clinical Master and Doctoral Graduate Education Stipends.
  • Loan Repayment Program
  • Retention Activities

Application Dates#

  • Opened April 30, 2020, 3:00 p.m. 
  • Closes July 15, 2020, 3:00 p.m.

Resources#

Peer Personnel Training and Placement#

OSHPD contracts with Peer Personal Training Programs to support individuals with lived experience as a mental/behavioral health services consumer, family member, or caregiver placed in designated peer positions within the Public Mental Health System. 

Application Dates#

  • Opened January 16,  2020, 3:00 p.m. 
  • Closed March 30, 2020, 3:00 p.m. 

Resources#

WET Five-Year Plan#

In January 2019, the California Behavioral Health Planning Council (CBHPC)approved the 2020-2025 WET Five-Year Plan

Contact Us#

Email: OSHPD.MHSAWET@oshpd.ca.gov

Phone: (916) 326-3700

Join the MHSA WET Mailing List

Check the “Mental Health/Workforce Education and Training (WET)” box on the Subscribe to OSHPD Announcements page.