Governor Lamont and Commissioner Russell-Tucker Announce Recipients of School Mental Health Specialist Grants

Governor Lamont and Commissioner Russell-Tucker Announce Recipients of Faculty Psychological Well being Specialist Grants

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08/03/2023

Governor Lamont and Commissioner Russell-Tucker Announce Recipients of Faculty Psychological Well being Specialist Grants

(HARTFORD, CT) – Governor Ned Lamont and Schooling Commissioner Charlene Russell-Tucker at present introduced the discharge of $15 million in funding for 72 faculty districts throughout Connecticut to help the hiring and retention of faculty psychological well being specialists for the 2024, 2025, and 2026 faculty years.

Awarded below the Connecticut State Division of Schooling’s Faculty Psychological Well being Specialists Grant program, the grants for every district vary from $25,150 to $120,000 in every of the primary two years and 70% of that quantity within the third yr. The aggressive grant program is using funding the state acquired from the federal American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA). That is the second of three rounds of grants geared toward rising the variety of psychological well being employees in colleges which might be being administered by the state utilizing ARPA funding.

“Each youngster deserves important help for behavioral well being providers, and thru the discharge of those grants we’re in a position to help extra faculty districts in hiring psychological well being employees,” Governor Lamont stated. “Making these assets obtainable in colleges is a manner we are able to simply and straight join youngsters and youths with the help they require.”

“The Connecticut State Division of Schooling is worked up to unveil the brand new Faculty Psychological Well being Specialists Grant program, which prioritizes our college students’ well-being – a foundational ingredient to pupil success,” Commissioner Russell-Tucker stated. “This funding will allow colleges to rent devoted faculty psychological well being professionals, guaranteeing college students have the important help they want. With this funding we’re constructing a safer, nurturing atmosphere the place college students can excel academically, socially, emotionally, and bodily. Collectively, let’s forge a stronger, more healthy future.”

Grant awardees might be required to attend a coaching this month and full the compliance paperwork for the usage of ARPA funding. A notification for the coaching might be despatched to the grant awardees.


Connecticut State Division of Schooling’s Faculty Psychological Well being Specialist Grant Recipients for 2024, 2025 and 2026

Lead applicant

Award for 2024

Award for 2025

Award for 2026

Whole grant award

Andover Faculty District

$43,750

$43,750

$30,625

$118,125

Ansonia Faculty District

$120,000

$120,000

$84,000

$324,000

Space Cooperative Academic Companies

$120,000

$120,000

$84,000

$324,000

Bloomfield Faculty District

$88,422.03

$88,422.03

$61,895.42

$238,739.48

Bozrah Faculty District

$81,585

$81,585

$57,109.50

$220,279.50

Bristol Faculty District

$60,000

$60,000

$42,000

$162,000

Canterbury Faculty District

$59,517.91

$59,517.91

$41,662.53

$160,698.34

Canton Faculty District

$40,000

$40,000

$28,000

$108,000

Cheshire Faculty District

$60,000

$60,000

$42,000

$162,000

Columbia Faculty District

$62,000

$62,000

$43,400

$167,400

Widespread Floor Excessive Faculty District

$88,562

$88,562

$61,993.40

$239,117.40

Coventry Faculty District

$45,815

$45,815

$32,070.50

$123,700.50

Cromwell Faculty District

$60,000

$60,000

$42,000

$162,000

Darien Faculty District

$47,020

$47,020

$32,914

$126,954

East Haddam Faculty District

$50,150

$50,150

$35,105

$135,405

East Lyme Faculty District

$120,000

$120,000

$84,000

$324,000

East Windsor Faculty District

$46,869

$46,869

$32,808.30

$126,546.30

Easton Faculty District

$62,500

$62,500

$43,750

$168,750

Ellington Faculty District

$120,000

$120,000

$84,000

$324,000

Fairfield Faculty District

$60,000

$60,000

$42,000

$162,000

Granby Faculty District

$120,000

$120,000

$84,000

$324,000

Nice Oaks Constitution Faculty District

$90,732

$90,732

$63,512.40

$244,976.40

Groton Faculty District

$86,000

$86,000

$60,200

$232,200

Highville Constitution Faculty District

$60,000

$60,000

$42,000

$162,000

Built-in Day Constitution Faculty District

$71,500

$71,500

$50,050

$193,050

Interdistrict Faculty for Arts and Comm District

$110,337

$110,337

$77,235.90

$297,909.90

Jumoke Academy District

$120,000

$120,000

$84,000

$324,000

Killingly Faculty District

$60,000

$60,000

$42,000

$162,000

Lebanon Faculty District

$77,694.14

$77,694.14

$54,385.90

$209,774.18

Ledyard Faculty District

$60,000

$60,000

$42,000

$162,000

Madison Faculty District

$60,000

$60,000

$42,000

$162,000

Marlborough Faculty District

$65,743.60

$65,743.60

$46,020.52

$177,507.72

Montville Faculty District

$85,448

$85,448

$59,813.60

$230,709.60

New Hartford Faculty District

$60,000

$60,000

$42,000

$162,000

Newington Faculty District

$120,000

$120,000

$84,000

$324,000

Norwich Free Academy District

$49,406.50

$49,406.50

$34,584.55

$133,397.55

Outdated Saybrook Faculty District

$70,012

$70,012

$49,008.40

$189,032.40

Orange Faculty District

$92,505

$92,505

$64,753.50

$249,763.50

Plainfield Faculty District

$60,000

$60,000

$42,000

$162,000

Preston Faculty District

$51,800

$51,800

$36,260

$139,860

Putnam Faculty District

$60,000

$60,000

$42,000

$162,000

Redding Faculty District

$85,600

$85,600

$59,920

$231,120

Regional Faculty District 05

$68,211

$68,211

$47,747.70

$184,169.70

Regional Faculty District 06

$120,000

$120,000

$84,000

$324,000

Regional Faculty District 10

$42,187.50

$42,187.50

$29,531.25

$113,906.25

Regional Faculty District 13

$110,500

$110,500

$77,350

$298,350

Regional Faculty District 14

$60,000

$60,000

$42,000

$162,000

Regional Faculty District 19

$61,052

$61,052

$42,736.40

$164,840.40

Scotland Faculty District

$89,000

$89,000

$62,300

$240,300

Shelton Faculty District

$87,411

$87,411

$61,187.70

$236,009.70

Sherman Faculty District

$71,789.86

$71,789.86

$50,252.90

$193,832.62

Simsbury Faculty District

$120,000

$120,000

$84,000

$324,000

Sterling Faculty District

$103,460

$103,460

$72,422

$279,342

Stonington Faculty District

$42,500

$42,500

$29,750

$114,750

Stratford Faculty District

$46,267

$46,267

$32,386.90

$124,920.90

Suffield Faculty District

$67,664

$67,664

$47,364.80

$182,692.80

The Bridge Academy District

$60,000

$60,000

$42,000

$162,000

The Gilbert Faculty District

$119,160

$119,160

$83,412

$321,732

The Woodstock Academy District

$60,000

$60,000

$42,000

$162,000

Thompson Faculty District

$118,461

$118,461

$82,922.70

$319,844.70

Tolland Faculty District

$61,256

$61,256

$42,879.20

$165,391.20

Vernon Faculty District

$119,631

$119,631

$83,741.70

$323,003.70

Voluntown Faculty District

$25,150

$25,150

$17,605

$67,905

Wallingford Faculty District

$39,448

$39,448

$27,613.60

$106,509.60

Waterbury Faculty District

$120,000

$120,000

$84,000

$324,000

Westbrook Faculty District

$78,000

$78,000

$54,600

$210,600

Wethersfield Faculty District

$120,000

$120,000

$84,000

$324,000

Willington Faculty District

$80,373

$80,373

$56,261.10

$217,007.10

Wilton Faculty District

$115,963.68

$115,963.68

$81,174.58

$313,101.94

Winchester Faculty District

$70,000

$70,000

$49,000

$189,000

Windham Faculty District

$60,000

$60,000

$42,000

$162,000

Windsor Locks Faculty District

$60,000

$60,000

$42,000

$162,000

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