Several North Dakota Schools and Universities to receive total of $4.86 million for mental health services

Courtesy: U.S Department of Education
Courtesy: U.S Department of Education

(Bismarck, ND) -- More than $4.86 million dollars is being distributed to schools and universities across North Dakota.

The U.S Department of Education is sending $4,866,137 to multiple different educational institutions across the state as part of The Mental Health Service Professionals Demonstration Program. This includes West Fargo Public Schools ($2,320,788), Dickinson Public School District ($455,358), University of Mary ($1,200,000), and Minot State University ($889,991). The money is intended to support the training of school counselors, social workers, psychologists, and various other mental health professional roles into low-income public elementary and secondary schools. 

"The Mental Health Excellence in Schools Act addresses the current shortage of school-based mental health providers to ensure students have access to resources to succeed in and out of the classroom,” said Senator Cramer in a statement to WDAY Radio. 

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