Maryland AWARE (Project AWARE) FY23


To increase the SEA’s capacity in collaboration with State Mental Health Agencies overseeing school-aged youth and with three LEAs, to:

  1. Increase awareness of mental health issues among school-aged youth;
  2. Provide training for school personnel and other adults who interact with school-aged youth to detect and respond to mental health issues; and
  3. Connect school-aged youth who may have behavioral health issues (including serious emotional disturbance - SED) or serious mental illness (SMI) and their families to needed services. 
SAMHSA expects that this program will focus on partnerships and collaboration between state and local systems to promote the healthy development of school-aged youth and prevent youth violence.

Total Funds Available: $1,664,789.30

Customer Service Support Sessions

The MSDE will provide customer service support to grantees regarding the completion of the application on January 6, 2023, from 1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. During this session, MSDE personnel will provide an overview of the grant funding, the requirements, and the application process. The Customer Service Support Session can be accessed here:


If you have questions about the application or the process, please contact the Program Monitor:

Dr. Renee Neely
Comprehensive Planning Specialist, Division of Student Support, Academic Enrichment, and Educational Policy
Maryland State Department of Education
410-767-0294 (office)

A list of frequently asked questions (FAQ) and answers will be posted to the MSDE website following customer service support sessions

When will the application be open?

Friday, December 30, 2022

Application Submission Date: