Workforce Development

Behavioral Health Workforce Salary Supplement Program

The Massachusetts League of Community Health Centers (MassLeague) has partnered with the Department of Public Health (DPH) to work towards the goal of eliminating the impact of racism and its effects on important behavioral health outcomes. DPH has provided $1,000,000 in funding to the MassLeague and their community health center (CHC) members to increase behavioral health access to underserved and rural communities. The mission of the Behavioral Health Workforce Salary Supplement Program (BHWSSP) is to increase access to behavioral health services by increasing and retaining the number of behavioral health providers working within rural CHC settings, aligning directly with the behavioral health roadmap in advancing health equity and offering training to clinicians to support efforts to provide culturally competent care through the use of salary supplement incentives.

Eligible providers include Licensed Independent Clinical Social Workers (LICSWs), Licensed Certified Social Workers (LCSWs), Licensed Mental Health Counselors (LMHCs), Licensed Marriage and Family Therapists (LMFTs), Licensed Alcohol and Drug Counselors I (LADC1s), and Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioners (PMHNPs) working in a community health center within the state of Massachusetts. Please refer to the Program Guide for more information regarding eligibility.

This application cycle is now closed. Applications were due May 16, 2022 by 5:ooPM EST.

Program Information:

  • Program Overview

  • Last Updated: June 2022