Basic Needs Grants are designed to meet the specific needs of children and youth that are not currently being met. Funding is available for one such grant per year and is currently at a maximum rate of $300 per grant. Applicants must be current NASP members. Current membership in the NASP Children's Fund, Inc. is also encouraged. Examples of items meeting grant criteria include clothing, food, eyeglasses, school supplies, dental work, etc.
Mental Health Grants are intended to encourage practicing school psychologists (and interns in school psychology) to enhance their own capabilities to provide mental health services within their schools. Examples of items that are acceptable for funding include therapeutic videos and games, relaxation tapes, counseling resources, books for bibliotherapy, and social skills resources. The intent is for funded items to remain with the school psychologists rather than belonging to the school district. Examples that are not suitable for funding include food items, sensory items, parent/student transportation, items that should be provided by an IEP or 504 plan, general office start-ups, iPads, iPods, dissertation materials, or research materials. Funding is available for one such grant per year and is currently at a maximum rate of $200 per grant. Applicants must be current members of NASP and the NASP Children's Fund, Inc. TO become a NASP Children's Fund, Inc. member, a $10 check made out to the NASP Children's Fund, Inc. should be sent to Tom Delaney, Treasurer, NASP Children's Fund, Inc., 1021 NW Richmond Beach Road, Shoreline, WA 98177-3220.