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Biden admin announces more than $300M in mental health funding in part from bipartisan gun bill
The Biden administration on Monday announced more than $300 million in new mental health funding, via awards and grants, with much of the money coming from the bipartisan anti-gun violence law passed this summer by Congress. The Department of Education and the Department of Health and Human Services, through the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), is rolling out the roughly $314 million for health professionals in schools and in emergency departments. The new funds allocated under annual appropriations as well as the Bipartisan Safer Communities Act (BSCA) — which was passed by Congress and signed by President Joe Biden in June — are intended to help create healthier and safer learning environments for children, with the DOE granting some $280 million in competitive grants to schools to aid mental health staffing, it said Monday.