Grant Alerts

Healthy Start Initiative: Eliminating Disparities in Perinatal Health – Health Resources & Services Administration (HRSA) (Deadline: November 27, 2018)

The purpose of this Healthy Start (HS) program is to improve health outcomes before, during, and after pregnancy, and reduce racial/ethnic differences in rates of infant death and adverse perinatal outcomes. The HS program provides grants to high-risk communities with infant mortality rates at least 1.5 times the U.S. national average and high rates of other adverse perinatal outcomes (e.g., low birthweight, preterm birth, maternal morbidity and mortality). HS works to reduce the disparity in health status between the general population and individuals who are members of racial or ethnic minority groups.

Healthy Transitions: Improving Life Trajectories for Youth and Young Adults Serious Disorders Program – Substance Abuse Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) (Deadline: December 21, 2018)

The purpose of this program is to improve access to treatment and support services for youth and young adults, ages 16-25, who have a serious emotional disturbance or a serious mental illness. It is expected that this program will improve emotional and behavioral health functioning so that this population of youth and young adults can maximize their potential to assume adult roles and responsibilities and lead full and productive lives.

Low-Cost, Short Duration Evaluation of Special Education Interventions – Institute of Education Sciences (Deadline: March 07, 2019)

The Low-Cost, Short-Duration Evaluation of Special Education Interventions (Low-Cost Evaluation) grant program supports rigorous evaluations of special education interventions (broadly defined as practices, programs, and policies) that state or local education agencies expect to produce meaningful improvements in student education outcomes within a short period of time of a year or less.


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Trending Topic: American Education Week

American Education Week is November 12 – 16! The National Education Association has created tools and resources to help you celebrate American Education Week in your school community. Let’s celebrate together!


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  • The National Association of Chronic Disease Directors has released Healthy School, Healthy Staff, Healthy Students: A Guide to Improving School Employee Wellnessa new resource to assist school districts and schools in establishing or enhancing an employee wellness initiative. Evidence-based school employee wellness programs have the potential to increase employee productivity and performance, improve the health of both staff and students, and support student academic success.
  • Metis has partnered with the Center for the Study of Social Policy to develop and validate the Youth Thrive™ Survey. This instrument is  a valid, web-based survey that measures the presence, strength, and growth of the Youth Thrive™ Protective and Promotive Factors as proxy indicators of well-being.
    • Register for CSSP’s informational webinar from 3 to 4 PM (EST) on November 14, 2018 to learn more about how your organization can benefit from using the Youth Thrive™ Survey.
  • The newly published GLSEN National School Climate Surveyis a report on the school experiences of LGBTQ youth in schools, including the extent of the challenges that they face at school and the school-based resources that support LGBTQ students’ well-being. This report also examines demographic and school differences in students’ experiences, as well as changes in school climate over time.

Job Opportunities

Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist (East New York, Brooklyn, NY)

New York Psychotherapy and Counseling Center (NYPCC) is seeking  a Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist to join their growing clinical tea, .

Schools-Based CSCT Therapist – Intermountain (Helena, MT)

Comprehensive School Community Treatment (CSCT) is a School Based Service that provides therapeutic support for children and families in a manner that promotes success in school, the family and community. Services are provided by a master’s level therapist and a specially-trained mental health specialist during the school day as well as the child’s home, if needed. Therapeutic activities are also provided on non-school days during school breaks and throughout the summer vacation.

Early Head Start Family Child Specialist( Fairfax, VA)

Fairfax County Government is looking for a Child Specialist to assist in providing comprehensive services to children and families enrolled in the Early Head Start Family Child Care Program. Provides support services to family child care providers in the implementation of the Head Start Program Performance Standards through bi-weekly visits. Responsible for case management and documentation using the ChildPlus software system, recruitment and enrollment of eligible families, implementation of curriculum, tracking of health requirements and the provision of family services. Provides training and technical assistance to Early Head Start designated family child care providers.


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