Grant Program Policies and Procedures
- Checking account will be set up for the Grant for Veterans and those who are Uninsured or under-insured.
- MBI Member Therapist will gain consent from current or potential client to fill out application for a set number of sessions not to exceed 10.
- MBI Member Therapist will send in application to MBI Grant committee via secure means (website or email).
- MBI Grant committee will meet to review application and discuss approval or denial of application.
- Approval of application will be based on objective criteria set by Grant committee as well as level of urgency and need.
- Committee will inform Therapist within 30 days of application on status of application.
- Funds will be distributed by Therapist sending a billing statement to MBI Grant committee, and a check will be issued for a fair and reasonable amount that the Grant has deemed will be the session reimbursement. This fee will be set at $60.00.
- No Midwest Brainspotting Institute (MBI) Board member is eligible to apply for or receive grant monies.
Criteria for Monetary Grants to Support BSP Treatment with Underserved Populations
(a). Clinician/Provider Requirements
To be considered for a grant through MBI, clinicians providing BSP treatment must meet the following criteria:
- Be fully licensed to practice psychotherapy in their state according to their individual discipline (e.g., psychology, medicine, social work, etc.)
- Have physically attended and completed at least Phase 1 and Phase 2 BSP training (with dates attended)
- Have acquired at least six months of BSP experience
- Agree to seek supervision with a BSP consultant as needed
- Agree to abide by the ethical codes of conduct as outlined by their profession and state/province of practice and Brainspotting organization.
- Agree to use grants only for rendering BSP therapy directly to a patient/recipient
- Be an MBI member
a). To be considered for a grant through MBI, patients receiving BSP treatment can be
1.1. Reasonably assumed to benefit from BSP;
1.2. Suffer a diagnosable mental disorder as outlined by the ICD-10, DSM-5, or the PDM-2 and as diagnosed by the clinician, or are otherwise psychologically, emotionally, or cognitively vulnerable; and
1.3. Can independently understand informed consent and agree to treatment and must meet one (1) criteria from the following:
(b). Have an income equal to or less than 125% of the federal poverty level or are otherwise deemed economically vulnerable*:
|Annual Income Federal Poverty Guideline (FPG)||$12,060||$16,240||$20,420||$24,600|
(c). Have limited access to health care for one or more the following possible reasons:
Cannot afford premiums
Do not qualify for Medicaid/Medicare
Have exorbitantly high deductibles (e.g. greater than $2,500)
Do not have mental health coverage
Are a veteran of any war or a public servant exposed to trauma (e.g. police officer, paramedic, 911 operator or first responders.
Meet ADA (Americans with Disabilities Act) Standards