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Grants to Massachusetts K-12 School Districts for Mental Health and Substance Abuse Counselors

Mental Health and Substance Abuse Grant


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Funding Source
Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education
Funding or PIN Number: 349
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Geographic Focus
USA: Massachusetts

Important Dates
Deadline: 01/08/16 5:00 PM for email and postmark Save

Grant Description
Grants of up to $40,000 per year to Massachusetts public school districts to implement or expand integrated school/district mental health and substance abuse mitigation programs. Funding will be provided for mental health and substance abuse counselors who will focus on improving academic achievement, school engagement, social and emotional well-being, and fostering a safe and healthy learning environment.

Priorities for this grant program include establishing or expanding counseling programs in school grades K-12 that are designed to improve outcomes in student academic performance, school climate, family and community engagement, behavioral health and safe and supportive learning environments.

Grantees are expected to implement initiatives that improve the school setting related to student learning, behavioral health and decreasing harassment, bullying, violence and substance use.

These funds may not be used for programs exclusively serving students with disabilities.


  • School Districts
  • Others (see text field entitled "Additional Eligibility Criteria" for clarification)

Additional Eligibility Criteria
- Public school districts
- Applicants must select one or more of their schools for the focus of this work

Pre-Application Information
Email the complete application (without signatures) and mail two (2) copies of the complete application, with original signatures on Part I (Signature Page) to Anne L. Gilligan.

Estimated Size of Grant
Application funding range $100,000-$110,000 per applicant over a 2-year period, with funding for year 1 ranging from $35,000-$40,000 per year based on professional experience.

Term of Contract
Duration: Upon Approval - 6/30/2017.

Contact Information
Anne Gilligan
Student Support Center
Massachusetts Department of
Elementary and Secondary Education
75 Pleasant Street
Malden, MA 02148-4906
(781) 338-6309

RFP & Supporting Documents
Full Grant Text RFP

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