Project Prevent Grant Program Offers More Than $6 Million in Funding
The US Department of Education (ED) has opened the FY22 Project Prevent Grant Program application. The program focuses on ways to mitigate adverse childhood experiences (ACE) that result from violence. According to ED, “ACEs can increase risk among children and youth to experience depression, anxiety, and post-traumatic disorders; have difficulty in, or disconnect from, school and the workforce; and engage in delinquency or violent acts, potentially perpetuating the conditions that contribute to a cycle of community violence.” The Project Prevent Grant Program is one of many ways in which the Biden-Harris Administration plans to help schools address youth mental health. The request for proposals identifies an absolute priority that schools must work with community-based organizations to include community and family engagement strategies in their proposals. Applications for Project Prevent are due by October 3, 2022.
Read the press release and access the invitation to apply here.