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U.S. Department of Education: Promoting Student Resilience

Deadline: July 25, 2016

The Promoting Student Resilience program provides grants to local educational agencies (LEAs) (or consortia of LEAs) to build and increase their capacity to address the comprehensive behavioral and mental health needs of students in communities that have experienced significant civil unrest. Significant civil unrest is defined as “demonstrations of mass protest that included law enforcement involvement that occurred within 24 months immediately prior to June 23, 2016.”

Applications must meet the following Absolute Priority: LEAs will provide school-based supports to address the behavioral and mental health needs of students in communities that have experienced significant civil unrest. These projects must: (a) expand the capacity of the LEA(s) to more effectively address the behavioral and mental health needs of students, and (b) provide increased access for students to school-based counseling services, or referrals to community-based counseling services, for assistance in coping with trauma.

In addition, priority will be given for applicants that meet the following Competitive Preference Priorities: 1) Coordination with community-based organizations; and/or 2) Emergency declaration status from the governor.

Amount: A total of $4,750,000 is expected to be available to make up to four awards. Awards will range from $1,187,500-$2,375,000 and average $1,500,000 for a budget period of 24 months.

Eligibility: Local educational agencies (LEAs) or consortia of LEAs, from a community that has experienced Significant civil unrest in the past 24 months.

Link: http://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=285333

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