Peer Scholarship Opportunity
Butte County Behavioral Health along with the other counties in the Superior Regional Partnership, CalMHSA and HCAI have developed a Peer Support Scholarship opportunity. This opportunity would award Peer Support Scholarships up to $1000 for continuing education and/or certification in exchange for service obligations in the Public Mental Health System. Follow the links for the program guide and the application. Applications are open from 6/27/23-12/31/23 and will be evaluated on a monthly basis.
Behavioral Health Scholarship Program (BHSP)
The purpose of the Behavioral Health Scholarship Program (BHSP) is to increase the number of highly trained behavioral health professionals providing direct patient care in an underserved area or qualified facility within California. Those awarded the Behavioral Health scholarship may receive up to $25,000. If awarded, recipients agree to a twelve (12) month service obligation practicing in an eligible healthcare profession, providing a minimum of 32 hours per week of direct patient care in an underserved community.
Applications must be submitted by 3:00 p.m., August 15, 2023.
Eligible Educational Programs:
Applied Behavior Analysis Therapist
Certified Peer Specialist
Bachelor Level Mental Health Worker
Behavioral Health Case Manager
Board Certified Behavior Analyst
Behavioral Disorder Counselor
Behavioral Health Assistant
Licensed Applied Behavioral Analyst
Community Health Worker/Promotor
Community Response Counselor
Licensed or Associate Marriage and Family Therapist
Licensed Clinical Psychologist
Licensed or Associate Clinical Social Worker
Mental/Behavioral Health Services Specialist
Licensed or Associate Professional Clinical Counselor
Licensed Psychiatric Technician
Mental Health Rehabilitation Specialist
Mental Health Care Specialist
Mental Health Counselor
Peer Personnel Specialist
Occupational Therapist Assistant
Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner
Psychiatric Advanced Practice Nurse
Registered Psychological Associate
Psychiatric Registered Nurse
Substance Use Disorder Counselor
Associate, Bachelor, or Master Degree Social Worker
The application information and slides (they’ll be up later this week) are available at the link below. You can also access the grant guide with more detailed information.
Golden State Social Opportunities Program (GSSOP) 2023-24
The purpose of the Golden State Social Opportunities Program (GSSOP) is to increase the number of highly trained behavioral health professionals providing direct patient care in California-based nonprofit organizations. Those awarded the Golden State Social Opportunities scholarship may receive up to $25,000 per year for a total of up to $50,000. If awarded, recipients agree to a twenty-four (24) month service obligation practicing in an eligible healthcare profession, providing a minimum of 32 hours per week of direct patient care in a community-based organization.
GSSOP applicants must be accepted or enrolled in an accredited graduate program that prepares them to become one of the following professions:
Licensed Clinical Social Worker
Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist
Licensed Clinical Psychology (PhD or PsyD)
Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor
Application can be found here: HCAI Funding Portal
Superior Regional Partnership
The Superior Regional Partnership through the Mental Health Services Act Workforce Education and Training (WET) program has developed a Loan Repayment Program (LRP) opportunity. Your county, in collaboration with other counties in the region, has partnered with the California Mental Health Services Authority (CalMHSA) to make this funding available to the county Public Mental Health System workforce. It will award up to $11,000 to qualified providers or support staff within the Region’s Behavioral Health care provider networks that commit to a 12-month service obligation in a recognized hard-to-fill or hard-to-retain position.
Through this program, the Regional Partnership seeks to support its qualified providers that service the most underserved populations within the county and work in the most hard- to-retain positions.
Come work for us! Visit the Human Resources page.