Department of Health-Sponsored Scholarships for Professional Development Trainings

From the Outreach Training Institute:

With funding from the NYS Department of Health’s Workforce Retraining Initiative,Outreach Training Institute is accepting applications for full scholarships for health workers interested in being trained in the following evidence-based practices: Screening, Brief Intervention, and Referral to Treatment (SBIRT), and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT): Overview and Applications in Substance Abuse Treatment.
These courses provide continuing education hours for CASACs, Social Workers, Mental Health Counselors, and Marriage & Family Therapists!
Eligibility for scholarships include the county in which applicants are employed. Applicants must be employed in a healthcare facility* located in an eligible county. For a snapshot, please view the chart below.

Their 4-hour SBIRT trainings in September at both locations are happening soon – apply early!

For more information regarding training descriptions and scholarship eligibility requirements, please visit their website.

Full CASAC Scholarships: This May Be Your Last Chance!

Outreach Training Institute (OTI) has a few more full scholarships for New York City healthcare workers interested in pursuing a CASAC credential. Whether you are seasoned behavioral health professionals or relatively new to the field, the CASAC credential enhances your skills to work with populations affected by substance use disorders.

It can also be used with a variety of clients ranging from adolescents to adults and in different settings/modalities.

Apply now! Scholarships are available for a limited time only!

135-hour CASAC Program
*Important: this program for master’s level clinicians will no longer be available after 2018. Apply now.

Location and Hours

  • Richmond Hill, Queens
  • 6-month track: Mondays and Wednesdays, 5:30 to 8:30 pm


  • Currently employed in a healthcare facility located in any of the five boroughs in New York City
  • Possess a Master’s Degree in an eligible behavioral health profession including social work, mental health counseling, marriage and family therapy, creative arts therapy, and psychotherapy/psychoanalysis

The final enrollment date is Wednesday, November 14, 2018.

Click here for more information on scholarships and to download an application.

View their FAQs page for more information regarding the DOH scholarship.