Announcements Archive

November 2023

The Office of Child and Family Services (OCFS), at the Virginia Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Services (DBHDS), seeks applicants for their school-based mental services grant.  This grant provides funding for school divisions to contract with public or private community partners to provide mental health services to students and trainings to school personnel, students, or community stakeholders such as parents and school-based mental health advocates.  

School divisions are encouraged to apply early to allow adequate time to make any corrections to errors found in the application during the submission process by the due date.  Incomplete proposals will not be reviewed.  Funds are available through June of 2024 with options to renew pending budget passage in the General Assembly.

Submissions are due by Tuesday, December 5, 2023 by 5pm.

School-based mental health application link

Budget Template School-based mental health

Informational presentation school-based mental health

FAQ Document

Memo: Adolescent Region 2 and 5 Substance Use Start Up Funding

Application for Expansion of Treatment and Recovery Services for Adolescents Regions 2 and 5

Q and A from OCFS RFA Pre-Application Meetings Regions 2 and 5

Q and A from OCFS RFA Pre-Application Meetings Regions 1 and 3

Executive Summary-Virginia Statewide Needs Assessment on Adolescent Substance Use

RFA Announcement DBHDS School Based Mental Health [doc] (document library)

DBHDS ARPA Mental Health In Schools RFA (document library)

Final RFA for School Based Mental Health Services Addendum [pdf] (document library)