M.S.W. Program

H.R.S.A. Information & Forms

H.R.S.A. Stipend Program

CSU School of Social Work and MSU Denver Department of Social Work are pleased to announce that we have received a HSRA Behavioral Health Workforce Education and Training for Professionals Project (BHWETP) grant. The grant is funded through the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA). The full grant award is for three years (pending Congressional Reauthorization for years 2 and 3). We are starting the third academic year of the grant (2016-2017). This is an exciting project that positions MSW practitioners to be on the cutting edge of current practice trends as health care and behavioral health care become more integrated under the affordable care act.

The nature of the grant is to:

  1. Provide $10,000 field placement stipends to concentration year or advanced standing MSW students who are placed at agencies who provide intervention and prevention services to at-risk children, youth, and transition age youth and/or their families with specific attention to prevention and early intervention with high risk activities including violence.
  2. Provide students with specialized training in how to work with at-risk children, youth, and transition age youth and their families.
  3. Position stipend recipients to succeed in addressing the behavioral health needs of this vulnerable population with particular attention to addressing the needs of multi-cultural and multi-lingual clients and communities.
  4. Build a network of professionals and agencies which collaborate in providing interdisciplinary services to at-risk children, youth, and transition age youth and their families with particular attention to work within inter-professional teams and contexts with specific training in and with integrated primary care agencies.

Please see the HRSA BWSWET Application document for additional information and detailed application instructions. If you have questions, please contact your Field Coordinator (Liz Davis or Mary Carraher) or Sue Tungate, Field Education Program director (susan.tungate@colostate.edu / 970-491-4695).

H.R.S.A. Forms