Opioid Workforce Expansion Program (OWEP) and Graduate Psychology Education (GPE) Program

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Graduate Psychology Education (GPE) Program


Opioid Workforce Expansion Program (OWEP) for Professionals


Opioid Workforce Expansion Program (OWEP) for Paraprofessionals


The HRSA-19-002 Graduate Psychology Education (GPE) Program; the HRSA-19-085 Opioid Workforce Expansion Program (OWEP) for Professionals; and the HRSA-19-089 Opioid Workforce Expansion Program (OWEP) for Paraprofessionals funding opportunities are now open. The application cycles for these programs will close on May 7, 2019 in Grants.gov.

The purpose of the Graduate Psychology Education (GPE) Program is to train doctoral health psychology students, interns, and post-doctoral residents to provide integrated, interdisciplinary, behavioral health and substance use prevention and treatment services in high-need and high-demand areas. The program also supports faculty development of health service psychology. Approximately $18 million will be available to fund about 40 awards for the FY 2019 GPE program.

The purpose of the Opioid Workforce Expansion Program for Professionals (OWEP) is to build upon existing HRSA investments to enhance community-based experiential training focused on opioid use disorder and other substance use disorders for students preparing to become behavioral health professionals. The OWEP for Paraprofessionals NOFO funds this same training for peer support specialists and other types of behavioral health-related paraprofessionals. FY 2019 funding for OWEP for professionals is $39.3 million for approximately 29 awards and OWEP for paraprofessionals is $29.8 million to fund about 33 awards.



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