Additional school mental health grants awarded

From the Department of Public Instruction:

“The Department of Public Instruction distributed $6.5 million for services to support students’ mental health in 120 public school districts and one independent charter school. The funding comes from the School-Based Mental Health Services Grants Program.

“Before passage of the state’s 2019-21 biennial budget, annual funding for the mental health program was $3.25 million. The department allocated this funding in June, notifying 51 grantees of their awards for the 2019-20 school year. Applications greatly exceeded available support. After the new state budget doubled the program’s funding, the department allocated awards to another 54 grantees from the same application pool, sending final notifications yesterday. Among the awardees, 97 are individual school districts, eight are consortiums representing an additional 23 districts, and one is an independent charter school operator.”

See the full release including a link to all awardees and amounts: click here.