The Behavioral Health Education Center of Nebraska recruits & educates students in behavioral health fields and trains & retains professionals already in the workforce.
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83 Projects awarded ARPA funds

Our center has awarded $19,566,606 in American Rescue Plan Act funding to 83 Nebraska projects that will help develop, recruit and retain Nebraska’s behavioral health workforce with over half of the awards allocated to rural providers or organizations. 

BHECN, which serves as the state’s behavioral health workforce development center housed at UNMC, announced the award recipients after a competitive application process that drew nearly 200 applications totaling nearly $50 million in requested funds across four award categories.

Of the 83 projects selected, 40 (48%) are in metropolitan areas of Nebraska and 43 (52%) are located in rural areas of Nebraska. Award recipients stretch from Scottsbluff to Wayne and South Sioux City to Sutton. View the list of awardees.