DISABILITIES, MENTAL HEALTH, CHILD WELFARE, AND JUVENILE JUSTICE WORKFORCE
TUITION ASSISTANCE PROGRAM
Developmental Disabilities, Mental Health, Child Welfare,
and Juvenile Justice Workforce Tuition Assistance Program
has been consolidated into the
Workforce Shortage Student Assistance Grant Program.
services degree program:
- aging services
- disability services
- mental health
- occupational therapy
- physical therapy
- social work
- special education*
- supported employment
- vocational rehabilitation
other concentration in the healing arts or programs providing support
services to individuals with
special needs including child welfare and juvenile justice.
education majors may not fulfill their obligation as public school teachers.
completion of undergraduate or graduate studies in an eligible
human services degree program, the recipient of the Developmental
Disabilities, Mental Health, Child Welfare, and Juvenile Justice
Workforce Tuition Assistance Program will begin employment in the
State within 6 months after completion of undergraduate or
graduate studies. Recipients are required to work as a direct
service employee in a Maryland community-based program for a
maximum 4,000 hours of continuous full or part-time employment as
determined by the amount of funds received. The Maryland
community-based program must be licensed by the Developmental
Disabilities Administration or approved by the Mental Hygiene
Administration to provide habilitation, rehabilitation,
residential, or related community support services to individuals
with developmental disabilities or mental disorders; or any
residential child care program licensed by the Department of Human
Resources or the Department of Juvenile Justice. A direct service
employee is one who primarily provides direct support or care to
individuals with disabilities, or provide first-line supervision
of employees providing direct support or care to individuals with
number of work hours required to fulfill the service obligation:
- 2,000 hours for a total award up to $1,999;
3,000 hours for a total award of $2,000 - $3,999;
4,000 hours for a total award of $4,000 - $6,000.
recipients are employed at an eligible site and provide direct
support or care to individuals with developmental disabilities or
mental disorder,; or any residential child care program licensed
by the Department of Human Resources or the Department of Juvenile
Justice, then the work hours performed while the recipient has the
award will count toward the required number of hours needed to
fulfill the service obligation.
new awards made in this major
or occupational fields will now be made under the Workforce Shortage Student
Assistance Grant Program. Please visit our website for
information on the WSSAG program and for program application information.
2012-2013 SERVICE OBLIGATION QUESTIONNAIRE
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