DESE Grant Program 2018

The Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education announced the recipients of the  Fiscal Year 2017-2018 (FY18) grant allocation and awards for the Safe and Supportive Schools Grant Program (Fund Code 335), funded through the Safe and Supportive Schools line item (7061-9612). “The primary goal of the 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 coordinate and align student support initiatives informed by the district’s use of the Behavioral Health and Public Schools Framework and Self-Assessment Tool”   

A total of 17 districts and their selected schools will receive funds through the two categories:

  • Category A: Schools and districts to convene a school team to respond to all questions in the Behavioral Health and Public School (BHPS) Self-Assessment Tool. Teams will then create action plans to identify priority areas as they relate to the six areas in the BHPS Tool which include: Leadership; Professional Development; Access to Resources and Services; Academic and Non-Academic Activities; School Policies, Procedures and Protocols; and Collaboration with Families.
  • Category B: Schools to implement action plans. School and district teams previously completed the BHPS Tool and developed these action plans to identify priority areas as they relate to their analysis of the Tool results.

For more information, please see the the full description of the Safe and Supportive Schools Fund Code:335 on the MA DESE website.

Please contact Stacy Diaz at stacy.diaz@doe.mass.edu with any questions.