Fri. Jun 2nd, 2023

SCOTT COUNTY, Va. (WJHL) – A Southwest Virginia college system is one in all seven within the state to learn from a $15 million federal grant for the growth of behavioral and psychological well being providers for college students.

A launch from the Virginia Division of Training (VDOE) states that the five-year grant will fund the next college techniques:

Scott County Public Faculties

Fredericksburg Public Faculties

New Kent County Public Faculties

Portsmouth Public Faculties

Prince George County Public Faculties

Roanoke Public Faculties

Salem Public Faculties

Based on the VDOE, the seven districts had been picked based mostly on “a broad wants evaluation aligned with the grant necessities.” Superintendent of Public Instruction Jillian Balow introduced the grant funding following Governor Glenn Youngkin’s pledge to make psychological well being providers a precedence.

The precise division of the funds was not specified within the launch; nonetheless, the VDOE acknowledged that funding will permit the college techniques to rent extra psychological well being professionals like college psychologists, counselors and social employees.

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“VDOE employees will work with the divisions to develop detailed plans and budgets that can decide how a lot every division will obtain,” the discharge states.

Since 2019, the discharge states the Psychological Well being Companies Grant program has awarded $24.3 million to Virginia for simial psychological well being providers.

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