The HBCU-CFE behavioral health capacity expansion mini-grant program supports and promotes opportunities for HBCUs to:

  • Focus on service capacity expansion, including the provision of culturally appropriate behavioral health resources and workforce development.
  • Embrace a public health approach to ensure student behavioral health needs are integrated throughout an institution’s educational multiple systems.
  • Strategically align with the overall network established through the HBCU-CFE
  • Encourage behavioral health policy enhancement.

The HBCU-Center for Excellence is pleased to announce we received a notice of award from SAMSHA to continue to serve as the HBCU-CFE in Behavioral Health, thanks for your support and contributions! Information pertaining to upcoming behavioral health opportunities is forthcoming!

The HBCU Center for Excellence (HBCU-CFE) in Behavioral Health at Morehouse School of Medicine (MSM) is funded through a Cooperative Agreement with the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration’s Center for Substance Abuse Treatment (CSAT) and Center for Mental Health Services (CMHS) Grant Number TI-025590.

The HBCU-CFE in Behavioral Health was established as a result of the accomplishments of the HBCU National Resource Center (HBCU-NRC) for Substance Abuse and Mental Health Infrastructure Development and the HBCU-CFE in Substance Abuse and Mental Health, also funded by SAMHSA. More Information.


Congratulations to the 2015-2016 HBCU-CFE Behavioral Health Capacity Building Sub-Awards Recipients

Option I

Alcorn State UniversityArkansas Baptist CollegeBenedict CollegeBowie State University
Claflin UniversityClinton CollegeConcordia CollegeCoppin State University
Edward Waters CollegeFlorida A&M UniversityFlorida Memorial UniversityGadsden State Community College
Grambling State UniversityHoward UniversityJackson State UniversityJarvis Christian
Johnson C. Smith UniversityMorehouse CollegeNorth Carolina A&T State UniversityNorfolk State University
Rust CollegeSpelman CollegeStillman CollegeTalladega College
University of the District of ColumbiaUniversity of Maryland Eastern ShoresWiley College Xavier University

Option II

Allen UniversityCentral State UniversityNorth Carolina Central University Shaw University
Wilberforce University

Congratulations to the 2014-2015 Mini Grantees/Sub Awardees Recipients

Option I

InstitutionProject DirectorProject Title
Albany State UniversityMelissa M. Gosdin, PhDA Source of Hope, A force for Change: Building Behavioral Health Capacity at Albany State University
Alcorn State UniversityMartha Ravola, PhDJourney of Hope: Promoting Behavioral Health at Alcorn State University
Benedict CollegeMillercin F. Weeks“Tigers in Action”
Bowie State University Andre P. Stevenson, PhDSuicide Prevention and Knowledge
Cheyney University of PALorna Best, MPHPromoting Behavioral Health and Community at Cheyney University
Claflin UniversityGloria S. McCutcheon, PhDMental Health Awareness Taskforce (MHAT)
Clark Atlanta UniversityKen Sanders, PhDCollege Students Taking Social Action for Healthy Behaviors: By Using Workshops and Social Media to Extend the Reach Campus Wide.
Clinton CollegeReggie RuckerIncreasing awareness by training students and faculty to identify and make referrals for students with mental health and substance abuse issues.
Coppin State UniversityOzietta D. Taylor, PhDThe Chemical Dependency Internship (C-DIP)/ Behavioral Health Integration Projects (B-HIP) 2014-2015
Delaware State UniversityTina L. Jordan, PhDPromoting Resilience Through Advocacy 2014
Elizabeth City State UniversityKulwinder P. Kaur-Walker, PhDBehavioral Health Support in Action at ECSU
Florida Memorial UniversityEdward Stephenson, PhDPromoting Mental Health and resilience and Preventing Suicide among Students at Florida Memorial University
Fort Valley State University Oreta M. Samples, PhDProject: No Smokin’, No Chewin’, No Dippin’
Gadsden State Community CollegeCarl Byers“Healthy Minds, Healthy Students”
Huston-Tillotson UniversityBarbara Fountain, MAHSStudent Health Advisory Committee (SHAC) Peer Educators: Project Awareness, Prevention, and Intervention
Jackson State UniversityEarnestine McNeal-BrownProject SAMHP (Student Awareness Mental Health Project)
Jarvis Christian CollegeKimberly Sober, MSPeer Educator-Substance Abuse and Violence Intervention Network (SAVIN)
Johnson C. SmithDezette Johnson, PhDBuilding Understanding of Liberating Lifestyles (BULLS)
Kentucky State UniversityDerrick C. GilmoreKentucky State University Mental Health Promotion Initiative
Lincoln University PARachel Manson, MSWLincoln University Sustaining My Individual Life Education & Success (SMILES)
Meharry Medical CollegeA. Dexter Samuels, PhDTreatment Modality for at Risk Substance Abuse Population (TMRSAP) At an Historically Black College/University (HBCU)
Morehouse CollegeGary T. Wright, PhDSubstance Abuse & Mental Health Training Program
Norfolk StateErica Russell. PhD#Stigma: Face It, Stomp It, Slam It
North Carolina A&T State UniversityVivian Barnette, PhDAggie Veterans Succeed (AVS)
North Carolina Central UniversityCarolyn D. Moore, PhDRevitalizing Peer Education in the Counseling Center at North Carolina Central University
Stillman CollegeSandra J. Jemison, PhDHBCU-CFE Behavioral Health
Wiley CollegeBillystrom Jivetti, PhDSupport Student Internships at Behavioral Health Site
Xavier UniversityShirley LabbeBehavioral Health Workforce Interns Project

Option II

InstitutionProject DirectorProject Title
J.F. Drake State Community and Technical CollegeNicole C. Barnett, EdDDrake State DAAPP
Lincoln University MOJamie M. Smith, M.EdProviding Student Holistic Wellness For Every Student
Shaw UniversityJarlene CarverBehavioral Health Capacity Expansion Mini-Grant Program
Shorter CollegeStormy CubbIndividual Pathways
Wilberforce UniversityDavid C. Evans, PhDThe Wilberforce Initiative

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Mission Statement

The HBCU-CFE will serve as a unique resource center designed to facilitate, develop, implement, and promote strategies and opportunities for Historically Black Colleges and Universities to:

  • Promote behavioral health workforce development
  • Enhance behavioral health curriculum development
  • Expand behavioral health prevention and intervention strategies
  • Broaden knowledge base, interest, and exposure of students to evidence-based behavioral health initiatives