School of Social Work awarded $21,600 by Miami-Dade County in support of the Neighborhood Technical Assistance Grant

School of Social Work awarded $21,600 by Miami-Dade County in support of the Neighborhood Technical Assistance Grant

The Barry University School of Social Work, in partnership with Miami-Dade County, is pleased to offer Field Education placement opportunities under the Neighborhood Technical Assistance (NTA) Grant. The NTA Grant offers a stipend in the amount of $2,000.00 for two semesters to 12 MSW Students at the Miami Shores campus who are interested in community social work.

Full-time MSW students entering their Concentration/Advanced Standing Field Placement in the spring 2015 as well as newly admitted Full-time spring 2015 MSW Foundation-Year students are invited to submit an application to the NTA Grant program. Grant criteria are listed below:

Grant Selection Criteria:

  • Students that are eligible to apply for this grant if they meet the following criteria:
    • Students must be enrolled FULL-TIME and be enrolled in one of the following cohorts:
      • Entering MSW Concentration Year in the Spring of 2015
      • Are a newly admitted MSW Advanced Standing student beginning in Spring 2015 
      • Are a newly admitted MSW Foundation Year Student beginning in Spring 2015
  • Interest in Community Social Work Practice (500 word essay describing this interest)
  • Demonstrated commitment to social justice
  • Letter of Recommendation
    • Continuing students must submit a Letter of Recommendation from either their Academic Advisor, MSW Program Director, or previous Field Educator)
    • Newly admitted students must submit one professional reference (professor, previous employer, supervisor, etc.)

Grant Maintenance Criteria:

  • Complete a minimum of 420 Field hours over the course of two (2) consecutive semesters, Spring and Summer
  • Submit to a Background Screening
  • Agree to complete all Field Education course assignments
  • Agree to participate in an NTA –Grant Community  Research Project

The NTA represents a collaborative effort between Miami-Dade County and the Barry University School of Social Work. The NTA Grant is intended to address the needs of various communities throughout Miami-Dade County with the sole purpose of strengthening communities. As a service provider, Barry School of Social Work is committed to assisting the county’s initiative through its Field Education, Technical Assistance and Capacity Building opportunities.

For more information, please contact the School of Social Work at or 305-899-3900.