Five Illinois groups are set to receive just over $5.7 million from the U.S. Department of Education to support wrap-around services in academics, mental health programming and nutrition for students. [Health News Illinois]
Frida Kahlo Community Organization will receive nearly $2.8 million, while Cook County School District 104 will receive $1.4 million. Three other groups will receive $500,00 each.
Illinois’ two senators praised the funding.
“When we work to ensure kids in school have access to nutritious food, mental health resources and academic support, we are helping set them up for success,” said Sen. Tammy Duckworth, D-Ill.
See list of recipients here>