Colorado’s Project AWARE aims to build a comprehensive, coordinated and integrated school behavioral health services system that supports every student in Colorado in reaching their fullest potential in school and life. The Colorado Department of Education was awarded $10 million by The Substance Abuse Mental Health Services Association (SAMHSA) spread over five years to build infrastructure and expand the capacity of the state and district partners around mental health.
The Colorado Department of Education will collaborate with behavioral health stakeholders across the state to improve mental health awareness and response. In addition to broader, statewide activities, Project AWARE has partnered with three local education agencies (LEAs) to support best practices to inform Colorado schools and communities interested in accomplishing similar goals. These partner LEAs include Aurora Public Schools, Fountain-Fort Carson School District and Thompson School District.
For more information contact:
Omar Estrada, Program Manager
Project AWARE Fact Sheet