PA Internship Stipend

November 30, 2022

Since the summer, there have been many emails requesting updates about the school-based mental health internship grant program. Well, we are very happy to announce to you that there is some information to share!

As you know, the internship stipend program is being administered by the Pennsylvania Higher Education Assistance Agency (PHEAA). In consideration of the intent of Act 55 of the Public School Code, PHEAA is branding the program Pennsylvania Mental Health Education Learning Program in Schools (PA HELPS). Over the past few months, PHEAA staff have met with internal and external stakeholders to gather information in preparation of the program launch. The program’s initial funding allocation is $5,000,000. Award amounts and other details regarding program eligibility are pending feedback from the PA HELPS Advisory Committee, with the final determinations by PHEAA. The first PA HELPS Advisory Committee meeting will be held in the middle of December, with more information to follow in the new year.

The ASPP Board