Tag Archives: Mental Health

School safety grant funding–Round 2 reminders

The Department of Justice’s Office of School Safety recently announced plans to award a second round of school safety grants to utilize the remaining $45 million approved by the Legislature last spring.

Here’s what school leaders need to know to prepare for round 2: Continue reading School safety grant funding–Round 2 reminders

DOJ announces plans for remaining school safety funds; more grant recipients

From a WisDOJ release: Attorney General Brad Schimel today announced plans for a second round of grant funding by utilizing the approximately $45 million in remaining school safety money available. The second round of funding will focus on advanced initiatives to bolster student mental health, the creation of local School Safety Intervention teams, and additional physical security upgrades. K-12 schools, both public and private, are encouraged to apply for the next round of grants, which will be awarded starting in October. Attorney General Schimel also announced today a list of 67 schools and school districts that combined will receive $4,912,591 from the first round of the Wisconsin Department of Justice (WisDOJ) School Safety Grant program. Continue reading DOJ announces plans for remaining school safety funds; more grant recipients

DPI announces mental health grant recipients

State Superintendent Tony Evers today announced the 64 school districts and consortia that have been awarded grants through the new School-Based Mental Health Services Grants program, administered by the Department of Public Instruction (DPI). Combined, the recipients will receive $3.25 million in state grant funding to provide school-based mental health services.

Following is a list of schools that have been awarded mental health grants: Continue reading DPI announces mental health grant recipients

DPI unveils budget request related to mental health

State Superintendent Tony Evers today unveiled the details of a budget proposal to substantially increase school-based mental health funding.  It is the first of several 2019-21 state budget requests that the Department of Public Instruction (DPI) will be putting forward in the coming weeks.

The DPI is requesting $10 million to expand collaborative grants designed to bring schools and community mental health providers together to serve the needs of students and families. (The 2017-19 state budget funded this grant program at a level of $3.25 million, starting in the 2018-19 school year.) Continue reading DPI unveils budget request related to mental health

State Supt. Evers asks Attorney General Schimel to use remaining school safety grant monies for mental health

State Superintendent Tony Evers sent a letter to Attorney General Brad Schimel as well as the co-chairs of the state’s budget committee, Sen. Alberta Darling and Rep. John Nygren, urging that some of the remaining school safety grant funds be used on the following mental health programs noting that there has been strong demand for the programs from school districts:

Collaborative Community/School Mental Health Grants. These grants support school and community health providers in expanding mental health services to students.
Continue reading State Supt. Evers asks Attorney General Schimel to use remaining school safety grant monies for mental health

DOJ School Safety Director named and other updates/reminders

Office of School Safety/State School Safety Grants—Attorney General Brad Schimel has named Beloit Police Lieutenant Kristen Devitt to be the Director of the Office of School Safety.  Ms. Devitt is a former school resource officer (SRO) who currently oversees SROs in Beloit.  She is also a part-time instructor for the National Association of School Resource Officers.  Former Acting Director Glenn Rehberg will become the Deputy Director.

The deadline for School Safety Initiative grant applications was June 8th.  Since then (thru June 26), the DOJ has awarded more than 181 grants to the 735 applicants.  The DOJ continues to award grants as quickly as possible.  School leaders should please remember that grant-funded work must not begin until the grant award letter has been signed and returned to the DOJ. Continue reading DOJ School Safety Director named and other updates/reminders

U.S. Department of Justice announces availability of federal school safety grants

As we reported, Congress recently boosted federal funding for school safety.

The U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ), Office of Justice Programs (OJP) and Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA), has published two notices for competitive grant programs under the recently approved STOP School Violence Act: Continue reading U.S. Department of Justice announces availability of federal school safety grants