Virginia School Mental Health Grant Data Dashboard: SMH Funding - Virginia CLC

Virginia School Mental Health Grant Data Dashboard: SMH Funding

The following data captures selected statistics from the 2019-2022 award years.

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CLC* Website Traffic

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+549%
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Social Media Engagement

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63%

SMHPs Hired

2020-2021

21

2021-2022

78

2022-2023

46
Professionals Hired-alt

# of Professionals
Hired

145

SMHP = School mental health professional

SMHPs Retained

SMHP = School mental health professional

Ratio of Students to SMHPs

The reduction of students to SBMH professionals is critical in order to meet the increasing mental health needs of students.

GPRA Definition

The Government Performance and Results Act (GPRA) (1993) was enacted to improve program management throughout the Federal government and for Federally funded grants. When funds are awarded, the recipient must submit annual performance plans and reports describing the program goals and recipient’s progress toward achieving those goals. Recipients are also required to have a multi-year strategic plan in place, define measures specific to their projects, and create annual benchmarks/targets. Additionally, the federal funding agency sets GPRA measures such as those seen below. GPRA measure results are reported to Congress to assess the progress and success of the grant or program.

Performance Measure 2.a. – The number of school-based mental health providers reported as “newly employed”.

Performance Measure 2.b. – The number of school-based mental health service providers employed by schools and LEAs retained on an annual basis by a high need LEA to provide school based mental health services.

GPRA Measures (2020-2025)

  1. The number of school-based mental health service providers recruited as a result of the grant.
  2. The number of school-based mental health service providers retained as a result of the grant.
  3. The reduction in the ratio of students to mental health service providers for each LEA with demonstrated need served by the grant
  4. The increase in the number of school-based mental health service providers hired annually for each LEA with a demonstrated need served by the grant compared with the average number of such providers hired in each LEA in the 5 years prior to receiving the grant.
  5. The reduction in the annual attrition rate of school-based mental health service providers for each LEA with a demonstrated need served by the grant compared with the average attrition rate of such providers in each LEA in the 5 years prior to receiving the grant.

GPRA Measures (2022-2027)

  1. The unduplicated, cumulative number of new school-based mental health services providers hired for each LEA with demonstrated need as a result of the grant.
  2. The unduplicated, cumulative number of school-based mental health services providers retained in LEAs with demonstrated need as a result of the grant.
  3. The ratio of students to school-based mental health services providers for each LEA with demonstrated need served by the grant, and the numbers of school-based mental health services providers and students used to calculate the ratio.
  4. The attrition rate of school-based mental health services providers for each LEA with a demonstrated need that is participating in the grant.
  5. The total number of students who received school-based mental health services as a result of the grant.
  6. The number of grantees that met their goal of increasing the diversity of school-based mental health services providers.

Additional Information

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