Mental Health Intervention Team Program

Background and Introduction
The 2018 Kansas Legislature approved a proviso authorizing nine school districts to enter into agreements with local community mental health centers (CMHC) for the 2018 – 2019 school year and further provided funding for a database for students referred to the program. The one-year pilot program was established to address challenges schools were experiencing through increases in students (and families) with mental health needs. The MHIT program helps eliminate barriers for students and families which need clinical therapy and to access the local community mental health centers (CMHC) services.

2023-24 School Year (July 1, 2023 - June 30, 2024)
MHIT Program Guide - (PDF)
MHIT Grant Application - (Excel)
MHIT Technical Assistance - (PDF)
MHIT Grant Awards - (PDF)

2022-23 School Year (July 1, 2022 - June 30, 2023)
Payments for School Liaisons & CMHCs - 2022-23 (PDF)
MHIT Grant Awards - (PDF)

2021-22 School Year (July 1, 2021 - June 30, 2022)
Payments for School Liaisons & CMHCs - 2021-22 (PDF)
State Board Approved Grants by USD

2020-21 School Year (July 1, 2020 - June 30, 2021)
MHIT Payments and Reports -
Schedule of payment dates and report due dates (listed by month)
Instructions to submit grant application - closed June 18, 2020
MHIT Guidance document - PDF version  Word doc
MHIT Program Application
MHIT Forms to be submitted to KSDE
Sample questions to ask potential mental health providers
Student Statistic - July 1, 2020 through June 30, 2021
      - Student totals by USD taken from Progress Reports

For the 2020-2021 school year, 56 school districts and 212 schools are participating in the mental health intervention team program. 

2019-20 School Year (July 1, 2019 - June 30, 2020)
USDs participating in MHIT Program
MHIT Guidance Handbook
      - Guidance for participating USDs, Community Mental Health Centers (CMHC), and School Liaisons
MHIT Audit Guide - 2019-20 expenditures
MHIT Audit Guide Supplement - 2019-20 Part-Time School Liaisons

Student Statistics - July 1, 2019 through December 20, 2019
      - Student totals by USD taken from Progress Reports
Summary of MHIT Program: 2018-19 and 2019-20 comparison

The 2019 Legislature appropriated funds for the mental health intervention team program during the 2019-20 school year. The State Board approved a total of 32 USDs to participate (27 USDs being fiscal agents and receiving the funds).

2018-19 School Year (July 1, 2018 - June 30, 2019)
2018-19 Program Review - Summary of the first year of the program
Student Statistics - July 1, 2018 through June 30, 2019
      - Student totals by USD taken from Progress Reports
MHIT Payment History (by USD) 2018-19 total appropriation = $7,332,504
MHIT Audit Guide - 2018-19 expenditures

At the end of the first year, nine USDs served over 1,700 students who received CMHC services through the MHIT program, including 212 foster students. Overall improvement was shown in academic performance, attendance and behavior in many of the students.


School Finance Director
Dale Brungardt
(785) 296-3872

Assistant Director
Sara McCullah
(785) 296-3872 


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