The Illinois State Board of Education (ISBE) announced a $ 100 million grant to support the socio-emotional well-being and mental health of students and educators. The grant will fund partnerships between school districts and community organizations to address trauma suffered by students and educators during the pandemic. The Community Partnership Grant will help engage both schools and community health and service providers in addressing the mental health needs of students and educators. The grant is open to all partnerships between school districts and community-based organizations statewide, but prioritizes high-need school districts (those in Levels 1 and 2 of the funding formula). evidence) and partnerships offering to serve the communities most affected by the Covid19 pandemic. Grant recipients will conduct a needs assessment to identify gaps in local trauma-informed practices. Recipients will then design and implement action plans to increase integrated supports and services. Action plans will include supports during and outside of the typical school day, as well as family engagement and professional learning. Find more information on the ISBE Mental Health webpage. Proposals must be submitted by 5:00 p.m. on November 1.