As with all federal grant competitions, they had many more applicants than they could fund. But that doesn’t mean they can’t help those who didn’t win (or even apply for) grants. The feds have an excellent technical assistance center with innumerable free resources that districts can use to improve their preparedness at http://remstacenter.org/. I urge you to avail yourself of the materials available there.
S.A.F.E. TEAM could qualify to support your schools counselors by actively engaging families in your school.
ELEMENTARY AND SECONDARY SCHOOL COUNSELING GRANT
Web site: http://www.ed.gov/programs/elseccounseling/applicant.html.
Purpose: The purpose of the Elementary and Secondary School Counseling program is to support efforts by LEAs to establish or expand elementary and secondary school counseling programs.
• Application Deadline Date: February 26, 2010
• Estimated Available Funds: $15,437,591
• Estimated Average Size of Awards: $350,000
• Maximum Award: $400,000 per year (for each year of funding requested)
Estimated Number of Awards: 44