Improving access to school-based mental health and social emotional supports and programs is critical in preventing and identifying — early-on — mental health challenges in children and youth. Involving school staff, families, youth, and community agencies and providers, such as mental health, juvenile justice, law enforcement, and other child- and youth- serving organizations, ensures that schools and communities are developing and implementing a comprehensive approach to promote mental health and link students with effective services and supports.
On May 28, 2020, the U.S. Department of Education announced a new funding opportunity, the School Based Mental Health Services Grant, for state educational agencies.
- Application Information
- Federal Register Announcement
- Application Deadline: July 13, 2020
- Webinar about the Application: June 17, 2:00-3:00 pm Eastern Time
Applications will be reviewed by qualified peer reviewers. Would you like to be a reviewer or know someone who could? Learn more here.
Below is a selection of seminal resources on promoting mental health in schools.