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3 Tennessee school districts land $4.6M mental health grant

November 8, 2021 GMT

Tennessee officials say three school districts will receive more than $4.6 million in federal mental health program funding.

The Tennessee Department of Education says Bledsoe County Schools, Haywood County Schools and Scott County Schools are receiving Project AWARE funding through the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration.

The project trains school workers and other adults in the community who interact with school-aged children on mental health and offers more services to students and parents.

In 2014, Lauderdale County Schools, Lawrence County Schools and Anderson County Schools began a five-year pilot of the initiative. In 2019, Cocke County Schools, Fayette County Schools, Hickman County Schools and Lake County Schools were picked to receive the funding.