Applicants Must Meet Six Funding Priorities
The program enhances the quality of assessment instruments and assessment systems used by states for measuring the academic achievement of elementary and secondary school students. This year’s competition includes six absolute priorities and two invitational priorities, which are spelled out in a Federal Register notice.
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Kresge’s Health and Environment Programs have developed a new comprehensive grantmaking initiative to reduce health inequities and accelerate action on climate change.
The program supports projects fostering social and emotional competencies in students in grades pre-K-12. The funding can be used for a new initiative or to expand or continue an existing project. The focuses on educators as key catalysts in supporting all students and changing schools.
The program supports networks to offer legal assistance to older Americans with economic and social need. The grantees will improve the quality, effectiveness, accessibility and availability of the full-range of legal assistance, from legal advice through representation to older adults.
The program promotes the wellness of young children, from birth to 8 years of age, by addressing the social, emotional, cognitive, physical and behavioral aspects of their development. Specifically, Project LAUNCH grants are designed to: build the capacities of adult caregivers of young children to promote healthy social and emotional development; prevent mental, emotional and behavioral disorders; and identify and address behavioral concerns before they develop into serious emotional disturbances.
The program helps develop viable Indian and Alaska Native communities, including the creation of decent housing, suitable living environments, and economic opportunities primarily for persons with low- and moderate-incomes.
The program improves mental health outcomes for children and youth, birth through age 21, with serious emotional disturbance, and their families. States will provide mental health and related recovery support services to children and youth with SED and those with early signs and symptoms of serious mental illness , including first episode psychosis.
This program supports states in enhancing their adult protective services systems, including improvements in practice, services and data collection and reporting. A main goal is to improve state ability to interface with ACL’s National Adult Maltreatment Reporting System (https://tinyurl.com/y9qvu99h).