MA DESE Grant Program FY 21

The Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education announced that the Fiscal Year  2021 (FY21) Safe and Supportive Schools Grant Program (Fund Code 335), funded through the Safe and Supportive Schools line item (7061-9612), have been awarded.

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.

A total of 14 school districts and their selected schools will receive funds for FY 21 through the two options –

Option 1 – Action Planning: A total of eleven (11) districts and their selected schools will receive funds to support the convening of school and district based teams to utilize the Self-Reflection tool and create school and district based action plans.

Option 2 – School Based Implementation and Mentorship/Support: Three (3) districts and their selected schools will receive funds to support the implementation of school and district action plans. District and school personnel will also serve in a variety of capacities as mentors and support for Option 1 grantees and others.