BREAKING NEWS Deputies identify two men found dead with gunshot wounds in Oak Run Full Story
STREAMING NOW: Watch Now

Butte County Office of Education awarded $1M grant

The Butte County Office of Education was awarded $1 million for a grant known as the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration Grant.

Posted: May 7, 2020 11:16 AM

BUTTE COUNTY, Calif. – The Butte County Office of Education was awarded $1 million for a grant known as the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration Grant.

The grant aims to increase access to needed substance abuse services, knowledge of mental health, and secondary trauma in Concow and on the Paradise ridge, Butte County Superintendent, Mary Sakuma, announced Thursday.

Butte County Office of Education applied for the grant to continue to support students, schools, and families while they recover from the Camp Fire. The grant is targeted specifically for areas impacted by disasters.

“The BCOE School Ties Program has been providing prevention services to students in Butte County, but those services have been mostly limited to preventing vaping and tobacco use,” said Meagan Meloy, Director, School Ties & Prevention Services. “We are very grateful to be able to meet this expanded need, which is one we have seen growing on our campuses since the Camp Fire.”

A fundamental and important part of the grant is assistance from local partnerships. Those include Youth For Change, Mindful Littles, Inner Explorer, and the schools and district offices on Paradise ridge and Concow, Sakuma said in a press release.

Meagan Meloy will administer the grant along with Matthew Reddam, School and Community Wellness Advisor.

Chico
Clear
66° wxIcon
Hi: 68° Lo: 43°
Feels Like: 66°
Oroville
Clear
59° wxIcon
Hi: 66° Lo: 49°
Feels Like: 59°
Paradise
Clear
66° wxIcon
Hi: 71° Lo: 54°
Feels Like: 66°
Chester
Clear
69° wxIcon
Hi: 56° Lo: 24°
Feels Like: 69°
Red Bluff
Clear
69° wxIcon
Hi: 75° Lo: 41°
Feels Like: 69°
Willows
Clear
66° wxIcon
Hi: 71° Lo: 42°
Feels Like: 66°
We're closing out the month of November in a pleasant way in northern California Tuesday. We'll have some gusty wind tonight and early Wednesday, but December will begin with warmer and drier than average weather.
KHSL Severe
KHSL Radar
KHSL Temperatures

Community Events