Ambassador Career Engagement Awards Application

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Increasing Awareness of Behavioral Health Professions

Request for Proposals due May 31, 2019

As part of the BHECN Ambassador Program, BHECN is offering funds for community groups to introduce local youth to behavioral health professions through experiences closer to home. 

BHECN will fund projects that promote behavioral health careers to Nebraska students. Priority will be given to programs that reach students in rural and/or urban underserved communities. Award recipients will offer programming to identify students who are interested in behavioral health and provide names and demographic information to BHECN. BHECN will track college enrollment and provide additional mentorship and support to students who enter programs to become licensed mental health professionals in Nebraska.

Two levels of project funding are available:

Tier I projects - seven awards of up to $1,200
• Need to host a minimum of three separate gatherings, meetings or events

Tier II projects – two awards of up to $5,000
• Can be a one-time, day-long conference or a multiple-day experience or career camp
• Need to reach a minimum of 50 students for a $5,000 award
• Need to reach a minimum of 30 students for a $3,000 award

For information about the ACE Awards, download the RFP here.

For questions, contact Ann Kraft:, 402-552-7638