More than $1 Million in Grants Awarded to Mental Health, Substance Abuse Training for Professionals

More than $1 million in grants awarded to mental health, substance abuse training for professionals

Written by Steve Jordan

Originally Published on September 23, 2016 at


The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services said Thursday that it will award $1,127,489 in Nebraska and $140,644 in Iowa to programs that train professionals who deal with mental health and substance abuse.

 The University of Nebraska will receive a new $300,000 grant and a $460,289 continuation grant. Boys Town will receive a $367,200 continuation grant. Iowa’s grant will go to Kirkwood Community College in Cedar Rapids.
The department’s Health Resources and Services Administration and the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration are granting $44.5 million to 144 new and continuing programs as part of the behavioral health workforce education and training program.