Kentucky students eligible for new emergency food benefits

The Kentucky Cabinet for Health and Family Services (CHFS) Department for Community Based Services (DCBS) and the Kentucky Department of Education are partnering to provide food assistance to families who have lost access to free or reduced-price school meals during the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) emergency.

By |2020-05-22T11:24:27-04:00May 22, 2020|

Kentucky to expand school-based healthcare services for children

Gov. Matt Bevin announced June 3 that the Cabinet for Health and Family Services, in partnership with the Kentucky Department of Education, will seek an amendment to Kentucky’s Medicaid state plan to provide greater healthcare access to students in schools across the Commonwealth by allowing for the payment of qualifying physical and mental health services.

By |2019-06-03T15:30:07-04:00June 3, 2019|

State awarded $9 million grant to improve mental health services in schools

The Kentucky Department of Education, in partnership with the Kentucky Cabinet for Health and Family Services’ Department of Behavioral Health, Developmental and Intellectual Disabilities, announced May 9 the award of a $9 million federal grant to increase awareness of mental health issues among Kentucky students across the state and in three pilot school districts.

By |2019-05-09T09:28:13-04:00May 9, 2019|
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