NASISP & NAPSA Advocate Support for FY2022 Mental Health Workforce Shortages Funding (November 25, 2021)

As a result of collaborative efforts between NASISP, NAPSA, and a coalition of  other like-minded national organizations, a joint letter has been sent to urge the US Senate to move as quickly as possible to pass an FY2022 appropriations bill that helps address the severe shortages of school-based mental health professionals (school psychologists, school counselors, and school social workers) and other specialized instructional support personnel. The letter urges the Senate to pass FY2022 Appropriations legislation that contains, at a minimum, $800 million for the School Based Mental Health Services Professionals and School Based Mental Health Services grants, combined, and at least $250 million for the IDEA personnel development grants.

PAPSA is an affiliate of NAPSA and many PAPSA members have taken a joint PAPSA-NAPSA membership at a discounted rate.

To view the letter, click here.