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Grant Allocations & Awards: FY2017

Fund Code: 335
Safe and Supportive Schools Grant - Competitive

Funds Allocated:$262,553 (State)
Funds Requested:$1,168,534
Purpose: The purpose of this competitive grant program is to provide funding to districts (and their selected schools) to develop action plans that organize, integrate, and sustain school and district-wide efforts to create safe and supportive school environments and coordinate and align student support initiatives. Selected schools and districts will create action plans based on all six areas of the safe and supportive schools framework and the self-assessment tool, currently referred to as the Behavioral Health and Public School (BHPS) Framework and Self-Assessment Tool. The six areas include Leadership; Professional Development; Access to Resources and Services; Academic and Non-Academic Activities; School Policies, Procedures, and Protocols; and Collaboration with Families.

This work is intended to help schools create safe, positive, healthy and inclusive whole-school learning environments and make effective use of a system for integrating services and aligning initiatives that promote students' behavioral health (e.g., social and emotional learning, bullying prevention, trauma sensitivity, dropout prevention, truancy reduction, children's mental health, foster care and homeless youth education, inclusion of students with disabilities, substance use prevention, positive behavioral approaches that reduce suspensions and expulsions, and other similar initiatives).

Schools that receive funding (through their district) under this grant program will convene a school team, respond to the questions in all six areas of the Self-Assessment Tool for schools, determine areas to prioritize for improvements, finalize an action plan, implement the action plan, and assess progress regarding the action plan. The Framework shall provide guidance and support to schools to assist with the creation of safe and supportive schools that improve education outcomes for all students.
Number of Proposals Received:47
Number of Proposals Recommended:18
Number of Proposals Not Recommended:29
Result of Funding: A total of 18 districts and their selected schools will receive funds to support the convening of school and district based teams to utilize the BHPS Framework and Self-Assessment Tool and create school based action plans aligned to district plans aimed at improving and creating safe and supportive school environments. Grant awards range from $2,000 to $31,100.


RecipientsAmounts
Arlington Public Schools$31,100
Berkshire Arts and Technology Charter Public School (Adams)4,490
City on a Hill Charter Dudley Square (Boston)2,000
City on a Hill Charter New Bedford2,000
Chelsea Public Schools22,032
Clinton Public Schools30,000
Fall River Public Schools10,000
Gill-Montague Regional School District (Turners Falls)18,600
Groton-Dunstable Regional School District (Groton) 8,500
Lawrence Public Schools10,000
Leominster Public Schools19,976
Melrose Public Schools10,000
Milton Public Schools18,460
North Adams Public Schools18,730
Saugus Public Schools10,000
Tantasqua Public Schools (Fiskdale)9,865
Whitman-Hanson Public Schools (Whitman)20,000
Wilmington Public Schools16,800
Total State Funds$262,553


Last Updated: November 22, 2016
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