MA DESE Grant Program FY 20

The Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education announced that the Fiscal Year  2020 (FY20) Safe and Supportive Schools Grant Program (Fund Code 335), funded through the Safe and Supportive Schools line item (7061-9612), is now posted.

The primary goal of this state funded grant is to support districts and their selected schools to organize, integrate, and sustain school and district-wide efforts to create safe and supportive school environments and to coordinate and align student support initiatives informed by the district’s use of the Safe and Supportive Schools Framework and Self-Assessment Tool.

There are two grant options this year: action planning (for schools to self-reflect and create action plans), and school-based implementation and mentorship/support (for schools implementing action plans, and mentoring others to do so too).

Please find additional information here:

Informational webinars will take place on July 22, 2019 and August 6, 2019. Please register for one here:

*Due to the competitive nature of the grant, DESE is  unable to accept questions outside of the webinars.