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Baltimore schools vying for federal funding to boost mental health resources

Baltimore schools vying for federal funding to boost mental health resources

The Baltimore school system has applied for a federal grant that would funnel up to $2.3 million for mental health services to 13 schools in West Baltimore.

The Promoting Student Resilience grant is designed to help school systems address the behavioral and mental health needs of students in communities that have experienced significant civil unrest in the past two years.

The school district, in partnership with the Health Department and several other city agencies, submitted its application last month to the U.S. Department of Education.

The schools that would benefit are in Upton-Druid Heights, Penn North and Sandtown-Winchester, neighborhoods that were most affected...

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