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The U.S. Department of Education today announced the award of more than $21.2 million to 60 recipients in 24 states across the country to establish or expand counseling programs. Grantees will use funds to support counseling programs in target elementary or secondary schools. The new awards will specifically aid schools in hiring qualified mental-health professionals with the goal of expanding the range, availability, quantity and quality of counseling services. Parents of participating students will have input in the design and implementation of counseling services supported by these grants.“School counselors are a vital resource for students and educators, and play a key role in creating safe and productive learning environments,” said U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan. “These funds will help expand those services to help more students lead healthy, happy and successful lives.”  

Grantees will also use funds to help increase the number of available and qualified counselors based on a school's student population. Research shows that having adequate counseling services can help reduce the number of disciplinary referrals in schools, improve student attendance and academic performance and enhance development of social skills. Funds may also be used to support parental involvement, counselor and teacher professional development and collaboration with community-based organizations that provide mental health and other services to students.

Below is a list of the awards for the Elementary and Secondary School Counseling Program.

FY 2012 New Grant Awards
Montgomery County Public Schools (AL) $347,566
Sitka School District (AK) $164,560
San Carlos Unified School District (AZ) $398,822
South Pointe Public Elementary Charter School (AZ) $399,995
Washington Elementary School District, WESD (AZ) $380,708
Arcata Elementary School District (CA) $396,500
Banning Unified School District (CA) $384,794
Del Norte Unified School District (CA) $54,993
Del Norte Unified School District (CA) $398,670
Eureka City Schools (CA) $372,963
Fortuna Elementary School District (CA) $395,369
Montebello Unified School District, MUSD (CA) $395,219
Napa County Office of Education (CA) $399,966
Pasadena Unified School District (CA) $351,986
River Delta Unified School District (CA) $396,552
Round Valley Elementary School (CA) $219,514
San Antonio Union School District, SAUSD (CA) $89,314
Vallejo City Unified School District, VCUSD (CA) $400,000
The Valley Center Unified School District, VCPUSD (CA) $395,347
Bibb County School District (GA) $386,196
Bibb County School District, BCSD (GA) $375,849
Douglas County School System (GA) $398,874
Carterville Community Unit School District, CCUSD (IL) $341,350
Metropolitan School District of Pike Township (IN) $393,000
Knott County School District (KY) $352,644
Northern Kentucky Cooperative for Educational Services (KY) $391,994
Lafayette Parish School System, LPSS (LA) $373,659
Arlington Public School System Project S.U.C.C.E.S.S. (MA) $376,538
Hampden-Wilbraham Regional School District, HWRSD (MA) $366,733
Randolph Public Schools (MA) $352,792
Independent School District 728 (MN) $355,956
Camden Board of Education SBYS Counseling Program (NJ) $379,495  
Mesa Vista Consolidated School District, MVCS (NM) $399,946
Carthage Central School District (NY) $316,530
Mount Vernon City School District (NY) $370,648
Niagara Wheatfield Central School District (NY) $314,060
North Rose Elementary School (NY) $360,770
Schenectady High School, SHS (NY) $396,320
Sampson County School District (NC) $395,705
Wilkes County Board of Education (NC) $337,859
Eastern Local Schools (OH) $355,297
Fredericktown Local Schools (OH) $355,297
Springfield Academy of Excellence, SAE (OH) $166,280
Keys Public Schools (OK) $357,235
Lane Elementary (OK) $370,505
Stilwell Public Schools (OK) $396,890
Lane Education Service District (OR) $399,742
Chambersburg Area School District (PA) $377,097
Anderson School District Five (SC) $398,756
Orangeburg County Consolidated School District Three (SC) $395,700
York County School District One (SC) $266,266
Bedford County Board Of Education (TN) $353,170
Bradley County School District (TN) $398,273
Brownwood ISD (TX) 369,183
Comal Independent School District, CISD (TX) $400,000
Poteet Independent School District, PISD (TX) 396,765
Granite School District (UT) $383,641
Fond du Lac School District, FDLSD (WI) $340,667
Madison Metropolitan School (WI) $347,680
Wausau School District (WI) $391,225

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