Licensed Mental Health Services Provider Education Program (LMH)

A PROGRAM OF THE HEALTH PROFESSIONS EDUCATION FOUNDATION

APPLICATION CYCLE

Cycle Opens August 1, 2019 – October 8, 2019

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About the Licensed Mental Health Services Provider Education Program#

An awardee may receive up to $15,000 to repay educational loans for up to a 24-month commitment practicing and providing direct client care in an eligible site. Applicants can be awarded up to three (3) times.

Eligible sites include Publicly Funded or Public Mental Health Facilities, Non-Profit Mental Health Facilities that contract with a county entity to provide mental health services, and/or Health Professional Shortage Area- Mental Health (HPSA-MH) .

Who May Apply?#

  • Eligibility Requirements

To be eligible for the Licensed Mental Health Services Provider Education Program, the applicant must be one of the following professions:

  • Associate Marriage and Family Therapist
  • Associate Clinical Social Worker
  • Registered or Licensed Psychologist
  • Postdoctoral Psychological Assistant
  • Postdoctoral Psychological Trainee
  • Registered or Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist
  • Registered or Licensed Clinical Social Worker
  • Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor
  • Associate Professional Clinical Counselor

IN ADDITION, THE APPLICANT MUST:#

  • Be providing direct patient care 32+ hours or more a week
  • Be working in a qualified facility
  • Be in good standing with the California Board of Behavioral Sciences and or the Board of Psychology 
  • Have outstanding educational debt from a commercial or U.S. governmental lending institution
  • Be free from any other service obligation, including other HPEF programs
  • Be willing to continue working in a medically underserved area for up to twenty four (24) months
  • Complete and submit your application through the OSHPD Funding Portal by the application deadline

Foster Youth#

Mental Health Professionals who are former foster youth are encouraged to apply to the Licensed Mental Health Services Provider Education Program (LMHSPEP).  Applicants may be eligible to receive up to $15,000 in loan repayment.

To be eligible for the Licensed Mental Health Services Provider Education Program as a former foster youth, the applicant must meet the following requirements:

  • The applicant must commit to provide direct patient care in a Publicly Funded Facility or a Mental Health Professional Shortage Area for at least twenty four (24) months.
  • Must be either a:
    • Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist
    • Associate Marriage and Family Therapist
    • Licensed Clinical Social Worker
    • Associate Clinical Social Worker
    • Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor or
    • Associate Professional Clinical Counselor

IN ADDITION, THE APPLICANT MUST:

    • Be providing direct patient care 32+ hours or more a week
    • Be in good standing with the California Board of Behavioral Sciences 
    • Have outstanding educational debt from a commercial or U.S. governmental lending institution
    • Be free from any other service obligation, including other HPEF programs
    • Complete and submit your application through the OSHPD Funding Portal by the application deadline