MA DESE Accepting Proposals for the FY18 Safe and Supportive Schools Grant Program

The Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education announced that the Fiscal Year  2018 (FY18) Safe and Supportive Schools Grant Program (Fund Code 335), funded through the Safe and Supportive Schools line item (7061-9612), is now accepting proposals for the 2017-18 school year. 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.

Applicants can apply to use the funds for one of two categories: Category A: to convene school and district based teams to go through the BHPS Tool and create school and district action plans based on the results; or Category B:  for former BHPS Tool users (that have created school and district action plans) to use funds to implement their action plans.

For more information, please see the FY18 fund code 335 RFP.

Applications are due October 13, 2017. The Department has scheduled grant information sessions on September 29 and October 3 to share information and address questions about this grant and its application process.

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