Two Grant Opportunities for School Districts to Improve Children’s Mental Health in Schools

Below you will find two grant opportunities for local education agencies (school districts, a consortium of districts, etc.) to provide funding to help improve and expand opportunities for mental health in school efforts.

Sen. Al Franken is working to address children’s mental health and our office would be willing to help your application by writing letters of support for these grants or any other general assistance as well if you are interested in applying. If you would like a letter of support, simply fill out a Letter of Support Request Form (click here to access form) and send it in with your supporting documents.

Below are the two grant opportunities:

(1) “Now is the Time” Project AWARE (Advancing Wellness and Resilience in Education) grant opportunity: Funding goes primarily for professional development and training of school staff to recognize mental health problems and help students get resources and help. Due June 16, 2014. Award is up to $50,000 per year.
Website: http://beta.samhsa.gov/grants/grant-announcements/sm-14-019

(2) School Climate Transformation Grant-Local Education Agency: Funding is diverse and can be used to: (1) build capacity for implementing a sustained, school-wide multi-tiered behavioral framework; (2) enhance capacity by providing training and technical assistance to schools; and (3) include an assurance that the applicant will work with a technical assistance provider, such as the PBIS Technical Assistance Center funded by the Department, to ensure that technical assistance related to implementing program activities is provided. Due June 23, 2014. Award is up to $750,000 per year.
Website: http://www2.ed.gov/programs/schoolclimatelea/index.html

NOTE: In order to qualify for the “Now is the Time” grant, you must also apply for the School Climate Transformation Grant-Local Education Agency.

If you need assistance, please contact:

Dan Solomon, Field Representative
Office of Senator Al Franken
60 Plato Blvd East, Suite 220, St. Paul, MN 55107
651-221-2609 | Dan_Solomon@franken.senate.gov

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