Three national organizations also will receive a total of $3.2 million to provide technical assistance to grantees including the School-Based Health Alliance

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), through the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), is announcing awards of nearly $27 million to improve and expand mental health care for children. Funding from President Biden’s Bipartisan Safer Communities Act and American Rescue Plan will help pediatricians meet children’s mental health needs, strengthen children’s mental health services in emergency departments and schools. Forty-eight Pediatric Mental Health Access Program awardees will each receive $300,000 from the Bipartisan Safer Communities Act as a down-payment on expansion. In addition, new programs will be launched with multi-year American Rescue Plan funding totaling nearly $9 million. full announcement