Schools Awarded Mental Health Funding
Steven Coursolle | Oct 19, 2018 AT 9:36 am
(KNSI) - The state of Minnesota awarded numerous area schools millions of dollars in mental health funding.
The Minnesota Department of Human Services has awarded 57 mental health providers a total of $33 million - $11 million per year for three years - to bring mental health services to over half of Minnesota schools.
“These grants will help us provide needed services to those in need, which is good for parents and kids,” said Minnesota Department of Human Services Commissioner Emily Piper.
The DHS says the School-Linked Mental Health Program began in 2006.
According to the DHS, in the past five years, 15,000 students received mental health services from 953 programs throughout 287 school districts across the state.
Schools that received grants: Apollo High School
Clearview Elementary School
Discovery Community Elementary School
Kennedy Community School
North Junior High School
Oak Hill Community Elementary
Oak Ridge Elementary
Pine Meadow Elementary
Pleasant View Elementary
Sartell Middle and High School
Sauk Rapids-Rice Middle and High School
South Junior High School
St. Cloud Area Learning Center
St. Cloud Tech High School
Talahi Community Elementary