Licensed Mental Health Services Provider Education Program (LMH)

Application Cycle: OPEN#

Applications must be submitted by 3:00pm, October 13, 2020. Review the LMHSPEP Grant Guide for program guidance and requirements.

The Licensed Mental Health Services Provider Education Program may award up to $15,000 to repay educational loans and can be awarded up to three (3) times.

“This award helps me to reduce the debt that I have incurred while pursuing my education. The award also motivates me to stay employed in health care because the award is available in this setting.”

Veda Stalling, 2013 and 2017 LMH Awardee

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Program Requirements#

Review the LMHSPEP Grant Guide for program guidance and requirements.

Eligibility Requirements#

To be eligible for the Licensed Mental Health Services Provider Education Program (LMH), 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
  • Marriage and Family Therapist Intern
  • Registered or Licensed Clinical Social Worker
  • Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor
  • Associate Professional Clinical Counselor

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 one of the following professions: 
    • Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist
    • Associate Marriage and Family Therapist
    • Licensed Clinical Social Worker
    • Associate Clinical Social Worker
    • Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor
    • Associate Professional Clinical Counselor

IN ADDITION, ALL Applicants MUST:#

  • Be providing direct patient care 32 hours or more per week
  • Be working in a qualified facility in California
  • 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 Health Professions Education Foundation programs
  • Be willing to continue working in a medically underserved area for up to twenty four (24) months

Location Eligibility Requirements#

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) .


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