Making the Grade: State/Local Partnerships for School-Based Health Centers

The Foundation's program, Making the Grade: State and Local Partnerships to Establish School-Based Health Centers, was designed to expand comprehensive health services for school-age children by funding school-based health centers that would be eligible for long-term support through state and local funding policies.Under Phase I of the Program, 12 states were awarded $100,000 planning grants to support a 12- to 18-month planning period. Phase II was to provide 10 of these states implementation grants of up to $2.3 million over a four-year funding period. This award represents implementation funding for the State of Connecticut. Program staff, together with the National Advisory Committee, concluded that few implementation applications were ready for implementation funding. The rapidly changing health care environment has made it difficult for most grantees to lay the policy groundwork vital to establish or strengthen state programs to support school-based health centers. Consequently, program staff, based on recommendations from the Advisory Committee, decided to fund two states for immediate implementation effective April 1995 and to invite six states which have made progress in their program development to apply for 12 months of additional planning funds. Staff anticipates that three to four of these states will successfully accomplish the necessary tasks and be ready for implementation funding.

Grant Details

Amount Awarded $1,543,765.00

Awarded on: 8/29/1995

Time frame: 9/1/1995 - 8/31/1999

Grant Number: 27113


State of Connecticut Department of Public Health

P.O. Box 340308
Hartford, 06106-0308

Lynn Noyes
Project Director