Northeast Awarded $843,000 in Grants for Additional Program Student Advice and Support Providers

OMAHA – Northeast Community College is one of 83 organizations across Nebraska to receive cash grants to provide student support in a drug and alcohol counseling certificate program and to hire an additional student behavioral health counselor and intern on the Norfolk campus.

The Behavioral Health Education Center of Nebraska has announced the winners of the first round of American Rescue Plan Act funding, with grants totaling $19.5 million.

The selected grant recipients come from nearly 200 applicants who have requested more than $49 million across the four award categories, more than double the amount available.

Northeast was awarded a three-year $500,000 grant to provide support for students enrolled in the college’s drug and alcohol counseling certificate program. The funds will be used to provide students with a full tuition waiver, compensation for textbooks, a computer and a stipend for expenses during their internship experience. Additional funding will be used to add faculty as needed, based on projected growth in the program.

Northeast was also awarded $343,000 to hire an additional licensed mental health therapist and behavioral health intern in the college’s student counseling center. The additional Authorized Provider will primarily focus on providing direct student services on the Norfolk campus and will travel regularly to extended college campuses for face-to-face counseling. The intern will assist with individual counseling and establish group therapy sessions for students.

Gina Krsyl, director of student care and outreach at Northeast, said that while usage of campus behavioral health services has declined during the pandemic; however, the number of visits is steadily increasing. She said Northeast had received commitments from Wayne State College and Bellevue University to place interns in the program.

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