Overview of Promoting Student Resilience (PSR) Grant Program
National Center on Safe Supportive Learning Environments (NCSSLE); Child Trends; American Institutes for Research (AIR)
In 2016, the U.S. Department of Education awarded $4.75 million in Promoting Student Resilience (PSR) grants to three local educational agencies (LEAs): Baltimore City Schools, Chicago Public Schools, and St. Louis Public Schools. The communities in these three LEAs had experienced recent significant civil unrest (i.e., demonstrations of mass protest that involved law enforcement).
The funds supported LEAs efforts to build capacity to address the comprehensive behavioral and mental health needs of their students by supporting system-wide approaches that link schools, mental health service providers, and community-based organizations (CBOs).
This resource provides a brief overview of the grantees, their activities, support provided, and lessons learned.