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The New Mexico Higher Education Department (NMHED) is accepting applications for Fiscal Year 2022 (FY22) titled Mental and Behavior Health Initiatives at New Mexico’s Public and Tribal Higher Education Institutions. Poor mental health brings various consequences, as it can hinder a student’s academic success and lead to high dropout rates among struggling students. Students struggling with mental health are twice as likely to leave a college or university without graduating, and the results hold even after controlling for students’ prior academic records. Students suffering from symptoms of mental health disorders are at risk of a lower GPA, discontinuous enrollment, and possibly dropping out. Therefore, higher education institutions (HEIs) should aim to provide all students with access to mental health services that will in turn benefit the student population.
The purpose of this program is to support initiatives that prioritize students’ mental and behavioral health at New Mexico’s public and Tribal higher education institutions. The grant is designed to assist colleges and universities build essential capacity and infrastructure to create or support efforts to address mental and behavioral health, promote wellness, and cultivate a campus climate where mental and behavioral health resources are normalized as a critical component of student learning.
A total of $600,000 will be awarded. Twelve (12) individual grants of $50,000 will be awarded.
The New Mexico Higher Education Department (NMHED) will select awardees based on the following:
June 15, 2022 – May 15, 2023
When submitting your application, please combine all relevant items into one PDF and save the file as “ACRONYMofyourschool/org.addressMHBH.5.22”.
Please submit completed applications via email to Joel Zimmerer, Executive Administrative Coordinator at email@example.com.
For any questions, please contact Nathan Moquino, Director, NMHED Indian Education Division at Nathan.Moquino@hed.nm.gov or (505) 476-8400.