The Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) is accepting applications for the fiscal year (FY) 2019 Primary Care Training and Enhancement (PCTE): Integrating Behavioral Health and Primary Care (IBHPC) funding opportunity. The application cycle closes on January 28, 2019. The purpose of this program is to fund innovative training programs that integrate behavioral health care into primary care, particularly in rural and underserved settings with a special emphasis on the treatment of opioid use disorder.
This program supports HRSA’s priority around combatting the opioid crisis, as well as priorities around enhancing access to mental health services, by transforming the health workforce.
Applicants are tasked with enhancing primary care training using the Framework for Levels of Integrated Healthcare, establishing or enhancing training in opioid and other substance use disorders, and developing and implementing a systematic approach to improve trainee and provider wellness.
Approximately $4 million will be awarded to fund up to 10 grants. Applicants can apply for up to $250,000 per year for single projects and up to 400,000 for collaborative projects per year.