Atlanta, GA., US /June 9, 2021/ Richmont Graduate University has been awarded the largest grant in school history from the United States Department of Health and Human Services, Health Resources & Services Administration. It primarily supports student interns at clinical sites that offer holistic healthcare to underserved communities. The grant provides funding of $479,000 per year until 2025. Most of this allocation will be directed toward providing $10,000 annual stipends for twenty-eight interns each year working to gain their required hours at these sites. The remainder will be focused on delivering mental health and cultural competency training with partner organizations who are also involved in holistic healthcare sites, most notably Emory University’s Urban Health Initiative.
“This is precisely the kind of recognition our University aspires to in its strategic plan. The selection process for federal funding is intensely competitive. To be chosen and funded at this incredible level shows that Richmont is an emerging force on the national scene,” President Timothy Quinnan asserted. “Our team was especially motivated by the fact that the majority of this grant is allocated to provide stipends for students completing their difficult internship year,” added Acting Provost Josh Rice. “The opportunity to direct over $1 million over the next four years directly to support our interns is indicative of Richmont’s commitment to embodying a ‘students first’ ethos.”
The grant program begins July 1 and includes a retroactive option for certain clinical sites. In the coming weeks eligible students will be notified.
This project is/was supported by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) under grant number 1 MC1HP42098-01-00 Behavioral Health Workforce Education and Training -American Rescue Plan for $479,739 (year 1). This information or content and conclusions are those of the author and should not be construed as the official position or policy of, nor should any endorsement be inferred by HRSA, HHS, or the U.S. Government.
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Founded in 1933, Richmont Graduate University enhances a culture of higher education and innovation, providing master’s level degrees in counseling, ministry, and psychological studies from a Christian perspective. Richmont integrates education and research that advances God’s work of healing, restoration, and transformation in the lives of individuals, churches, and communities. Our belief is that our students should walk into their future careers with a foundation based on the values set before us by Christ. For more information about Richmont’s graduate programs in our school of counseling and school of ministry, please visit www.Richmont.edu.