Wednesday, the Tennessee Department of Education announced the Resilient School Communities Grant opportunity is open for all Tennessee public school districts, a $10.2 million dollar investment to address needs for school-based supports, expand school-based initiatives, and increase staff capacity to best serve students.
All Tennessee school districts are encouraged to apply, and the grant awards will vary based on their application score, with all complete, qualifying applications receiving funding. The application deadline is September 8, 2022. This grant funding comes from COVID-19 relief funding via the Tennessee Department of Health.
“Funding to build on the school-based supports districts have worked to develop since the COVID-19 pandemic is an incredible opportunity,” said Dr. Joey Vaughn, Director of Schools, Manchester City Schools. “There is an increasing need to provide students and families additional resources.”