U.S. Department of Education Awards Nearly $15 Million in Elementary and Secondary School Counseling Grants

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U.S. Department of Education Awards Nearly $15 Million in Elementary and Secondary School Counseling Grants

September 29, 2010

The U.S. Department of Education awarded nearly $15 million to 42 local educational agencies in 20 states across the country to establish or expand counseling programs. Grantees will use funds to support counseling programs in target elementary or secondary schools. Specifically, the new awards will aid local educational agencies 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.

In addition, 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 42 new awards for the Elementary and Secondary School Counseling Program. A list of the grantees also can be found at: http://www2.ed.gov/programs/elseccounseling/fy2010awards.html.

FY 2010 New Grant Awards

LakeLake County Office of Education $395,150
OrangeAnaheim City School District$397,860
MarinSan Rafael City Schools$385,152
San DiegoLemon Grove Elementary School District$337,635
San DiegoOceanside Unified School District$349,618
Santa BarbaraCarpinteria Unified School District$354,627
VenturaMoorpark Unified School District$391,781
San DiegoLakeside Union School District$358,390
SacramentoSacramento City Unified School District$397,980
ButteChico Unified School District$394,263
San DiegoSantee School District$394,411
Los AngelesABC Unified School District$396,336
San FranciscoSan Francisco Unified School District$396,820
PinellasSchool Board of Pinellas County$379,233
DuvalDuval County Public Schools$98,455
JonesJones County Schools$160,164
JacksonCarbondale Elementary School District #95$378,072
CrawfordCrawford County Community School Corp.$400,000
ClintonClinton County School District$334,500
FayetteFayette County Public Schools$379,881
WebsterWebster Parish School Board$282,556
OrleansRecovery School District$397,277
CumberlandPortland Public Schools$352,049
WayneSouthgate Community School District $316,697
OaklandPontiac City School District$390,412
RamseySaint Paul Public School District$306,280
St. LouisBoard of Education of the City of St. Louis$395,327
North Carolina
CaldwellCaldwell County Schools$374,197
AlamanceAlamance-Burlington School System$396,615
New Mexico
BernalilloAlbuquerque Public Schools$397,619
SandovalRio Rancho Public Schools$397,500
New York
SuffolkWyandanch Union Free School District$383,843
MonroeRochester City School District$350,458
LoganCrescent Public School$361,505
AlleghenySchool District of Pittsburgh$286,292
South Carolina
RichlandRichland School District Two$347,565
WashingtonWashington County School District (2 awards)$393,009 (Elem.)
$393,009 (Second.)
SpokaneNortheast Washington Education Service District 101$388,153
KitsapOlympic Educational Service District 114$359,458
FranklinEducation Service District 123$386,622
DodgeSchool District of Lomira$215,683