CPS, Illinois Board of Education awarded $2.9B to help provide trauma-informed care in schools – FOX 32 Chicago

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New federal grants to help provide trauma-informed care in Illinois schools

Chicago Public School and the Illinois State Board of Education were awarded nearly $3 million to go toward trauma support in schools. The money comes from a from a grant program created by Sen. Dick Durbin and Rep. Danny Davis.

CHICAGONew federal grants were announced Friday to help provide trauma-informed care in schools.

Chicago Public Schools and the Illinois State Board of Education have been awarded $2.9 billion.

The money comes from a federal trauma support in schools grant program created by Illinois Sen. Dick Durbin and Illinois Rep. Danny Davis in 2018.

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Durbin spoke about the goal of the funding Friday at Westinghouse College Prep.

Rep, Davis also shared a personal account discussing the impact of his grandson’s murder on both his family and his peers.

Davis hopes a program like this can make a difference for others who have gone through similar experiences.

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December 9, 2022 at 06:46PM

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