U.S. Department of Education Awards More Than $24.8 Million in Elementary and Secondary School Counseling Grants

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U.S. Department of Education Awards More Than $24.8 Million in Elementary and Secondary School Counseling Grants

67 School Districts in 26 States to Receive Grants for School Counselors and Mental Health Services
May 6, 2015

The U.S. Department of Education awarded more than $24.8 million to 67 schools districts in 26 states across the country to establish or expand counseling programs. Grantees will use funds to support counseling programs in elementary and secondary schools. Specifically, the new Elementary and Secondary School Counseling grant awards will aid schools in hiring qualified mental-health professionals with the goal of expanding the range, availability, quantity and quality of counseling services. Parents of participating students will have input in the design and implementation of counseling services supported by these grants.

“School counselors are a vital resource for students and educators, and play a key role in creating safe and productive learning environments,” said U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan. “These grants will enhance school-based counseling programs, which have proven to be a great source of help for students and families with mental health and emotional issues.”

Grantees will use funds to help increase the number of available and qualified counselors based on a school’s student population. Research shows that having adequate counseling services can help reduce the number of disciplinary referrals in schools, improve student attendance and academic performance, and enhance development of social skills. Funds also may be used to support parental involvement, counselor and teacher professional development, and collaboration with community-based organizations that provide mental health and other services to students.

Below is a list of the 70 new grant awards. For more information on the Elementary and Secondary School Counseling grants program, including project abstracts, visit: http://www2.ed.gov/programs/elseccounseling/index.html.

 

 

FY 2015 Elementary and Secondary School Counseling Grant Awards

 

 

Alabama

 

Gadsden

Gadsden City Board of Education

$399,675

Auburn

Auburn City Schools

$355,818

 

Alaska

 

Wrangell

Wrangell Public School District

$196,681

King Salmon

Lake and Peninsula School District

$248,148

 

Arizona

 

Nogales

Santa Cruz County School

$397,469

Phoenix

Chicanos Por La Causa, Inc.

$216,950

 

California

 

Concord

Mount Diablo Unified School District

$373,960

Madera

Madera Unified School District

$389,734

Napa

Napa Valley Unified School District

$400,000

Norco

Corona Norco Unified School

$380,417

Lindsay

Lindsay Unified School District

$399,712

Oxnard

Oxnard School District

$365,549

Monrovia

Monrovia Unified School District

$398,289

Santa Ana

Santa Ana Unified School District

$386,169

El Centro

Imperial County Office of Education

$395,127

Norwalk

Norwalk-La Mirada Unified School District

$389,815

Castro Valley

Castro Valley Unified School District

$399,256

Lancaster

Lancaster Unified School District

$399,811

City of Industry

Hacienda La Puente Unified School District

$388,879

Pico Rivera

El Rancho Unified School District

$395,887

Norco

Corona Norco Unified School District

$380,417

Lower Lake

Konocti Unified School District

$393,438

Lindsay

Lindsay Unified School District

$400,000

 

Florida

 

Lake City

Columbia County School District

$385,000

Miami

The School Board of Miami-Dade County

$309,804

West Palm Beach

The School District of Palm Beach County

$398,966

 

Georgia

 

Monticello

Jasper County Board of Education

$383,227

 

Illinois

 

Chicago Heights

Bloom Township High School District 206

$360,588

 

Kentucky

 

Corbin

Corbin Board of Education

$285,000

Paris

Bourbon County Board of Education

$366,490

Lexington

Fayette County Public Schools

$398,556

 

Louisiana

 

Minden

Webster Parish School District

$395,588

 

Maine

 

Danforth

RSU 84 Maine School District

$347,730

 

Massachusetts

 

Lowell

Lowell Public Schools

$384,743

Adams

Berkshire Arts and Technology Charter Public School

$211,922

 

Michigan

 

Grand Rapids

Kelloggsville Public Schools

$270,953

Portland

Board of Education Ionia County

$390,224

Detroit

School District of the City of Detroit

$231,333

 

Minnesota

 

Minneapolis

Special School District 1

$363,703

 

Mississippi

 

Corinth

Corinth School District

$339,898

 

Missouri

 

Kansas City

School District of Kansas City

$372,311

Farmington

Farmington R-7 School District

$207,783

 

North Carolina

 

Statesville

Iredell-Statesville Schools

$397,104

 

New Jersey

 

West Caldwell

Caldwell-West Caldwell Public Schools

$253,572

 

New York

 

Rocky Point

Rocky Point Union Free School District 9

$370,033

North Tonawanda

North Tonawanda City School District

$390,550

Brentwood

Brentwood Union Free School District

$394,147

West Nyack

Rockland Board of Cooperative Educational Services

$395,552

Hornell

Hornell City School District

$334,025

Canandaigua

Canandaigua City School District

$396,312

Peekskill City

Peekskill City School District

$275,978

Union Springs

Union Springs Central School District

$386,875

Brooklyn

Hyde Leadership Charter School

$317,707

Buffalo

Charter School for Applied Technologies

$202,224

 

Ohio

 

Mantua

Crestwood Local Schools

$314,941

Danville

Danville Local Schools

$358,497

Steubenville

Steubenville City Schools

$313,785

Cardington

Cardington Local Schools

$326,757

 

Oregon

 

Portland

Jefferson County School District 509-J

$396,944

 

Pennsylvania

 

Lancaster

School District of Lancaster

$397,697

 

Texas

 

Elgin

Elgin Independent School District

$400,000

Mission

Sharyland Independent School District

$397,480

Austin

East Austin College Prep Academy

$310,193

Elgin

Elgin Independent School District

$397,140

 

Utah

 

Ogden

Ogden City School District

$363,035

 

Washington

 

Spokane

NorthEast Washington Educational Service District 101

$373,065

Puyallup

Chief Lesch Schools of the Puyallup Tribe of Indians

$397,489

 

Wisconsin

 

Green Bay

Green Bay Area Public Schools

$375,140

Friendship

Adams-Friendship Area School District

$365,667

 

Wyoming

 

Rock Springs

Sweetwater County Board of Education

$386,136