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Jun 29, 2022 - Notice from the Department of Education inviting applications for fiscal year (FY) 2022 for the Promise Neighborhoods (PN) program. The purpose of the PN program is to significantly improve the academic and developmental outcomes of children and youth living in the most distressed communities of the United States. The Department of Education will only consider applications that meet one of the following absolute priorities: 1) non-rural and non-tribal communities, 2) rural applicants, and 3) tribal communities. Notices of Intent to Apply are due by July 29, 2022. Applications are due by September 27, 2022.
Source: Federal Register
Jun 29, 2022 - Describes the need for in-school mental healthcare services in rural areas, highlighting the work of an in-school health and wellness specialist in a rural school district in South Carolina. Notes increases in student mental health concerns before and during the COVID-19 pandemic and challenges filling in-school therapist positions.
Source: The Hechinger Report
Jun 15, 2022 - Describes conversations among parents, students, and staff at rural schools in New York regarding mental health concerns and strategies to increase safety in the wake of shooting incidents. Discusses the need for strong communication and proactive planning to prevent violence in schools.
Source: Spectrum News 1
May 6, 2022 - Notice from the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Food and Nutrition Service (FNS) seeking comments on the extension of an information collection used to determine public participation in the Special Milk Program for Children. Comments are due by July 5, 2022.
Source: Federal Register
May 3, 2022 - Announces just under $25 million in funding for school-based health services that offer primary care services in underserved communities. Describes the need for increased access to physical and mental healthcare for youth and families, and offers a list of funding recipients.
Source: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services