University of Nebraska Medical Center

American Rescue Plan Act

istock-535378145.jpgThe Nebraska Legislature in 2022 allocated more than $25 million in American Rescue Plan Act funding to BHECN to address the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic and the shortage of behavioral health professionals. The funds cover projects in four award categories: behavioral health training opportunities, telebehavioral health support in rural areas, behavioral health workforce projects to address the COVID-19 pandemic, and funding for supervision of provisionally licensed behavioral health providers currently employed in Nebraska.