HCAI announced the approval of $37.6 million in grant awards for 15 organizations to support psychiatric mental health nurse practitioner training programs and psychiatry residency programs through the Psychiatric Education Capacity Expansion (PECE) Grant. The funding for the PECE program is part of Governor Newsom’s Master Plan for Kids Mental Health and comes primarily from the Children and Youth Behavioral Health funding. The grant awards will support the training of 703 psychiatric mental health nurse practitioner (PMHNP) students in 27 counties, and 45 psychiatry residents/fellows in 12 counties. The grant term is from August 29, 2022, to June 30, 2025, for new PHMNP programs, and from August 29, 2022, to June 30, 2027, for PMNP expansion programs.
View the PECE Grant Guide for additional information.