Grants to Improve School Climate in Economically Disadvantaged Schools in 16 Districts
Safe and Supportive Schools Technical Assistance Center Also Established
The State Education Department awarded $1.6 million in Safe and Supportive Schools grants to 16 school districts, Commissioner MaryEllen Elia announced today. The funds will be used to support initiatives to improve school climate in economically disadvantaged schools identified as being in the greatest need of assistance in building healthy, supportive, and safe learning environments. The 2018-19 enacted State Budget included $2 million to establish the Supportive Schools Grant (SSG) Program. The remaining funds will be used to establish a Safe and Supportive Schools Technical Assistance Center.