Funding Requests

Here is all you need to know about qualifying for and requesting funding all in one place.

Important Tax Information

All funding received from this program is considered taxable income. We will need to have a completed W-9 form on file for you. If you receive a total of $600 or more throughout the year, you will receive a 1099 tax form to include with your taxes.

All new and continuing participants will need to fill out the online W-9 form before applying for any funding. We will keep it on file, so no additional submissions are necessary unless your information changes. Any approved funding will be sent to the address on your W-9. Please be sure to submit another one if your address changes.

W-9 Form

Before You Request Your Funding…

The questionnaire is a one-time form. No need to fill another one out if you've already done so. Additional W-9s are only needed if your information has changed.

Funding Request Forms

If you are ready to request funding, please fill out the form below for the type of funding you’re requesting. Depending on your situation, you may qualify for multiple types of funding support. You may fill out a form for any type of funding you believe you may qualify for. Not sure if you qualify? Scroll down to see the details.

Remember, all funding requests will require you to work in a qualified, NM school as a mental health professional for at least 24 months (after graduation for students or going forward for current professionals).

*Monthly installments will not be available for practicum/internship stipends starting January 2023. Students may apply for the practicum/internship stipend upon successful completion of a qualifying practicum/internship. Students must provide transcripts as proof of completion.

We regret to inform you that the EOP Project is currently on hold while our grant continuation dollars are becoming accessible. The EOP Team will not be available to answer emails or take calls until our grant continuation paperwork arrives. Any important updates will be posted to the NMEOP website. Thank you for your patience as we wait for clearance to continue work on the project.

EOP Rural awards are currently on hold while our grant continuation dollars are becoming accessible. You may continue to submit rural applications, but we will not be reviewing applications or issuing any new awards until the EOP funding is received. We recognize that this is not the timeline that was originally communicated with you and sincerely apologize for any inconvenience. Please remember to check this website for any developments as our EOP Team will not be returning any e-mails or phone calls during this holding period.

Tax Forms
Participants who received $600 or more in EOP stipends in 2023 will get a 1099 form from the CREC. They will be mailed by January 31, 2024.

Who is Eligible to Participate?

  • NM graduate students who are enrolled in a regionally accredited behavioral health program. These students must also be willing to certify that they will work in a NM, rural, high-need school for at least 24 months after graduation and provide supporting documentation. *The majority of NM cities and communities are considered rural and high-need. See below for exceptions.
  • NM licensed school-based mental health (SBMH) providers who have been employed in a NM rural, high-need school for at least one year. These professionals must also be willing to certify that they will continue working in a rural, high-need school for at least 24 more months and provide supporting documentation.

WHAT SCHOOLS ARE CONSIDERED RURAL & HIGH-NEED?

Due to the urban makeup of the locations, schools in Albuquerque, Las Cruces, and Santa Fe are not eligible. Private schools are also not qualifying schools. All other New Mexico Schools serving K–12 students would qualify as rural and high-need. This includes public, charter, and Bureau of Indian Education (BIE) schools. 

WHAT FUNDING IS AVAILABLE TO QUALIFIED PARTICIPANTS?

*Please note that all funding received from this program is considered taxable income.

All funding requests will require supporting documentation and commitment to work in a qualified, NM school as a mental health professional for at least 24 months (after graduation for students or going forward for current professionals).

Graduate Students
NM Licensed School-Based Mental Health Providers