TAMIU gets $1.1M Community Mental Health Grant

Texas A&M International University is one of 53 statewide entities receiving a grant as part of $45 million in funds awarded through Texas’ Health and Human Services Commission’s (HHSC) Community Mental Health Grant Program that supports mental health services and projects.

TAMIU’s award is $1,164,910 and one of two grants to Texas A&M University System campuses. The other, for $500,000, was awarded to Texas A&M University, College Station. TAMIU’s grant is a collaboration between its Student Counseling Services offices, Border Region Behavioral Health Center, and Serving Children and Adults in Need (SCAN).

All grants were competitive and established by House Bill 13, 85th Legislature, which directed HHSC to establish a state-funded grant program to support communities providing and coordinating mental health treatment and services with transition or supportive services for persons experiencing mental illness. Grant awardees are required to match a portion of the state’s grant award to demonstrate their

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