Funding comes from a variety of sources or multiple funders. Here are some ideas to get you started.
SAMHSA Grant Opportunities:
Substance Abuse Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) announces grant funding opportunities through Notice of Funding Opportunities (NOFOS). Each NOFO contains all the information you need to apply for a grant. These two grants announced (due in May 2023) to education programs aiming to implement trauma-informed care:
- Cooperative Agreements for School-Based Trauma-Informed Support Services and Mental Health Care for Children and Youth | SAMHSA
- Project AWARE (Advancing Wellness and Resiliency in Education) | SAMHSA
Below are funding resources that our partners utilize:
- Federal Head Start Funds
- Private Organizations or Donors
- Local Tax Levies
Utilize Federal Provisions for Trauma-Informed Schools
- Join the national movement! Schools can address trauma in children and build resilience.
- The “Every Student Succeeds Act” (ESSA) signed into law on December 10, 2016, secures a foot-hold for trauma-informed practices in schools.
- A grant program called Student Support and Academic Enrichment Grants (SSAE) provides formula funding to support students and schools that include “comprehensive school-based mental health services and supports and staff development for school and community personnel working in the school that are based on trauma-informed practices that are evidence-based…” See section 4108 of ESSA.
- Funding from the PDG B-5 grant initiative allows states to invest in strategies that will improve early learning experiences for young children. States will use funds for a range of services that benefit young children and their families, including supports for the early childhood workforce, integrated mental health services, and improved coordination that make programs easier for families to access. For more information, follow this link: Preschool Development Grant Birth through Five (PDG B-5)