Behavioral Health School Grant Funding


During the 2019 legislative session, the Behavioral Health Division was allocated funds for the purposed of providing behavioral health services and support grants to school districts to address student behavioral health needs. The appropriate for this effort can be reviewed in Section 23 of Senate Bill 2012.

The behavioral health school grant funding opportunity is being offered for the 2022-2023 school year.

The Behavioral Health school grant applications are now open for the 2022-2023 school year. Please check the FAQ for your school’s/unit allowable grant dollars. Please see the forms section of the BHSG tabs below for the application and other applicable forms. If you have any questions please contact Kayla Stastny at

Examples of How Grant Funds Can be Utilized

Students without insurance

  • Clinical behavioral health services for individuals not covered by Medicaid or other private insurance.

Students with insurance, but there are service/support gaps in coverage

  • Individuals who are insured, but insurance doesn’t cover required clinical or support services.
  • Transportation costs when a child/family is unable to access transportation or funding for transportation to and from services.

Prevention and early intervention services and supports

  • Prevention and early intervention (including emotional wellbeing promotion curriculums), to be reviewed and approved by the Behavioral Health Division prior to implementation.
  • Early intervention screenings and assessments (when not reimbursable through other means).

Examples of How Grant Funds CANNOT be Utilized

  • Any strategy related to or utilizing seclusion and/or restraint.
  • To pay for behavioral health services that are reimbursable through a third-party payer (Sanford, Blue Cross Blue Shield, Medicaid, Medicaid Expansion, etc.)
  • To pay for services or supports that are experimental or not evidence-based/best practices.
Frequently Asked Questions

If you have any questions, please check out our frequently asked questions.

Current Efforts

Check back soon to see current efforts being implemented by the Behavioral Health School Grant Funding.

Training and Technical Assistance

Calls can be used to ask questions and collaborate with other districts/units across North Dakota. The schedule is subject to change in order to remain flexible and timely with updates. Feel free to make topic requests.



Training is virtual, second Thursday every month from 3-4pm CT.

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