Grant Alerts

Farm to School Training and Curricula – Food and Nutrition Service (Deadline: November 26, 2018)

The purpose of this funding is to develop a training curriculum, conduct trainings of trainers, and evaluate the results of farm to school trainings for producers to build their capacity to launch or expand farm to school efforts. In addition, the selected applicant will conduct a needs assessment among producers in close collaboration with State agencies.

Healthy Start Initiative: Eliminating Disparities in Perinatal Health – Health Resources & Services Administration (HRSA), Maternal and Child Health Bureau (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.

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

The purpose of this funding is to  provide national leadership in expanding fundamental knowledge and understanding of  developmental and school readiness outcomes for infants and toddlers with or at risk for a disability, education outcomes for all students from early childhood education through postsecondary and adult education, and employment and wage outcomes when relevant (such as for students who engaged in career and technical, postsecondary, or adult education).


Center Resources

Current Publications


Implementing Mental Health Prevention in Schools

By Evelyn Frankford, Principal of Frankford Consulting, Senior Associate at the Center for Health Health Care in Schools

Even though knowledge about prevention has burgeoned, it is not easy to find pipelines for getting this knowledge and attendant positive child development practices into the institutions that serve children. Yet, this gap also offers an opportunity: As school-community partnerships, more ad hoc and flexible than large statutory systems, become more widespread, they are positioned to bring such knowledge to bear in the social, physical, end economic environments affecting children. Read More

New Resources

  • School Health Videos (National Association of Chronic Disease Directors)
    • The purpose of these videos is to increase awareness and promote implementation of the Whole School, Whole Community, Whole Child (WSCC) model.
  • Wellness Teams Work! A Guide for Putting Wellness Policies into Practice in Schools (Nutrition and Obesity Policy Research and Evaluation Network)
    • This guide summarizes the evidence supporting the importance of active school wellness teams in promoting wellness policy implementation in schools.
  • Opening Doors for Young Parents (The Annie E. Casey Foundation)
    • This report examines national and state-level trends — highlighting areas of opportunity and concern — and then shares potential solutions that can help these families thrive.

Job Opportunities

School Psychologist – Chavez Schools (Washington, DC)

The School Psychologist consults with teachers, families, and other school-employed mental health professionals (i.e., school counselors, school social workers) to evaluate and improve support strategies and interventions for students.  This position works collaboratively with school administrators to improve practices and policies and collaborates with community partners to identify and address students’ mental and behavioral health needs.

Manager, Family and Community Engagement – Chavez Schools (Washington, DC)

The Manager of Family and Community Engagement will increase family and community involvement, external communication, and partnerships efforts for Chavez Schools. The Manager will collaborate with school leaders to ensure that Chavez meets enrollment and re-enrollment targets; effectively engage family and community stakeholders as partners and supporters of our schools; and build partnerships to support Chavez’s growth and success.

School Psychologist – School District of The City of York (York, PA)

The School Psychologist will administer standardized assessments for the purpose of identifying student intellectual abilities, academic achievement, motor skills, behavioral concerns and mental health status for the purpose of determining eligibility for special education services and to assist in developing interventions for the students.

Special Education Positions Elementary/Secondary Teachers Learning Support, Autistic Support & Life Skills Salary Range (York, PA)

This position will be responsible for planning, developing, delivering and evaluating appropriate individualized educational services, learning programs and instruction for special needs students in both self-contained and integrated settings in consultation with other school personnel.


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