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Behavioral Health Accelerated Degree Program Grants

National Association of Social Work-Michigan, various Schools of Social Work in Michigan, Community Mental Health, Michigan House of Representatives

State Department and Agencies

Healthcare Industry

Organizations Involved

Occupations Impacted

Occupations Requiring an MSW

Workforce Development Focus

Increasing number of healthcare workers

Workforce Issue Addressed

Attracting individuals to work in a healthcare profession; Providing a benefit or incentive that encourages individuals to pursue a healthcare profession


The FY 2023-24 House Fiscal Agency Appropriations includes a one-time appropriation that provides grants to individualswho agree to enter into an accelerated social work degree program and to work for at least 2 years within the public behavioral health sector after completion of their degree. The $5 million appropriation will provide $30,000 grants to at least 150 individuals.

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