Ambassador Career Engagement Awards Application

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Increasing Awareness of Behavioral Health Professions

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 engage and recruit students who are interested in behavioral health careers. Award recipients will also provide feedback and statistical information on project participants for research and reporting purposes. BHECN will track college enrollment and provide additional mentorship and support to students who enter programs to become licensed mental health professionals in Nebraska.

Three levels of project funding are available:

Tier I projects - seven awards of up to $1,500
• 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

Request for Proposals for Tier I and Tier II projects are due April 20, 2022

For information on how to apply for the Tier I and Tier II Ambassador Career Engagement Awards, download the application information here.

For questions about Tier I and Tier II projects, contact Ann Kraft:  akraft@unmc.edu

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