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$33M for Students' Post-9/11 Mental Health

More than a year and a half after the World Trade Center attack, the federal government yesterday announced that it had finally released funds to pay for the mental health needs of city schoolchildren. A $33-million grant to the city was approved last week by the Federal Center for Mental Health Services, which works in partnership with the Federal Emergency Management Agency, or FEMA. The city Education Department had been waiting for the money for more than a year as reimbursement for mental health services it provided city students. A study released by the Education Department last year found that about 1 in 5 students were still experiencing serious mental health problems. Full Story

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