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TO:††††††††††††††††† Superintendents, Dale Douglass (MSMA) and Dick Durost (Maine Principals Association)


FROM: †††††††††† J. Duke Albanese, Commissioner, Department of Education


DATE:†††††††††††† January 20, 2003


SUBJECT:†††††† Grant Opportunities for Schools


- Please Forward to School Principals -


There are several Request for Proposals recently issued in Maine that may be of interest to schools working to build and coordinate their School Health programs.


v     School-Based Health Centers, issued by the Maine Bureau of Health

q          Applicant must be located in a school with grade 6 or above

q          Applicant may be either a School Administrative Unit (SAU) or health care provider working with an SAU

q          Applications are due by March 14, 2003

q          For a grant application, contact Judith Angsten at or call 287-3312.The application is also available at


v     Comprehensive Suicide Prevention, issued by the Maine Bureau of Health

q          12 high schools will be funded

q          Applications are due February 12, 2003

q          For a grant application, contact Richard Spencer at or 622-7566 ext. 299.The application can also be obtained at

q          Applications were mailed, and should have been received by Superintendents and high school Principals the week of January 13, 2003.


v        Safe and Drug Free Schools and Communities, Governorís Program and Center for Substance Abuse Prevention

q            Funds for a new or expanded substance abuse prevention programs to reduce substance use and violence

q            Eligible applicants are public and private non-profit entities

q            Applications are due March 31, 2003

q            Public information meeting will be Wednesday, January 28, 2003

q            For more information, contact Rachel Hoar at or 287-5053 or you can apply on line at www.maine.gove/dhs/prevrfp/htm


v        21st Century Community Learning Centers

q       All School Administrative Units (SAUs), public and private non-profit entities are eligible to apply

q       Applications are due April 2, 2003

q       For a grant application, contact Rebecca Minton at or 624-6689, or you may register on line at