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2014 ESSCP Grant Recipients Announced

from NYSSCA

The U.S. Department of Education announced the fiscal year 2014 Elementary and Secondary School Counseling program grant recipients. Grantees under this program will use funds to support school counseling programs in target elementary, K-12 or secondary schools. Schools will use the funds to establish or expand counseling programs through hiring qualified school counselors, school social workers, school psychologists, or child and adolescent psychiatrists with a goal of expanding the range, availability, quantity and quality of counseling services. Funds may also be used to support parental involvement, school counselor and other staff professional development and collaboration with community-based organizations that provide mental health and other services to students. View a list of the grant recipients.

Are you curious about other federal funding sources for school counseling services?

Earlier this summer, Secretary of Education Arne Duncan sent a letter to chief state school officers and local education agencies advising them to use their federal investments wisely. The letter included guidance on federal funds available for school counseling professional development and services. Read the letter and see the list of federal programs that can be used for comprehensive school counseling services and professional development. Please share this information with your building- and district-level supervisors.

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