A July 15 press release provided the following information about the grant program:
The highly competitive Safe Schools/Healthy Students Initiative attracted 422 grant applications nationally.The initiative received over 400 applications from across the United States. School districts in 18 states received grant money.
Under the initiative, school districts, in partnership with local public mental-health agencies, law-enforcement and juvenile justice entities, must implement a comprehensive, community-wide plan that focuses on the following elements:
- Safe school environments and violence prevention activities
- Alcohol, tobacco and other drug prevention activities
- Student behavioral, social and emotional supports
- Mental-health services
- Early childhood social and emotional learning programs.
Posted By: Aspen/CRC