Williams Receives Grant

A Williams County pro­gram got a $2.1 mil­lion grant through the Safe Schools/Healthy Stu­dents Ini­tia­tive to pro­vide resources for chil­dren with emo­tional and men­tal health issues.

The Bryan Times reports that fund­ing for the four year grant was given to the Link­ing Indi­vid­u­als with Needs to the Com­mu­nity pro­gram, which will allow the crim­i­nal jus­tice sys­tem and school dis­tricts to work together to address the full scope of chil­dren with men­tal ill­nesses in preschool through grade 12. The first year of the pro­gram will be used for research and plan­ning, while the remain­ing three years will be used for imple­men­ta­tion and sus­tain­abil­ity.

The grant was awarded on behalf of the Fed­eral Sub­stance Abuse and Men­tal Health Ser­vices Admin­is­tra­tion, Ohio Depart­ment of Men­tal Health and Ohio Depart­ment of Education.

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