Project DelAWARE is a $9 million SAMHSA funded grant awarded to the Delaware Department of Education. The intent for Project DelAWARE is to advance wellness and resiliency in education.

Project DelAWARE is about people working together to promote and support mental health in schools.

The Project DelAWARE team and its three pilot school district partners are implementing evidence-based mental health services in school settings within the context of the MultiTiered System of Support (MTSS). Through knowledge and skill development, outreach and communication, and evaluation Project DelAWARE promotes wellness and resilience for school-age youth and improves access to mental health services. Learn more at the project website.


This project is a collaborative effort among organizations that share a commitment to mental health, wellness and education.

  • Delaware Department of Education (DOE)
  • Delaware Department of Services for Children, Youth and Their Families (DSCYF)/Division of Prevention and
  • Behavioral Health Services (DPBHS)
  • University of Delaware Center for Disabilities Studies (CDS)
  • The Delaware PBS Project
  • The University of Delaware Center for Drug and d Health Studies (CDHS)
  • Capital School District
  • Colonial School District
  • Indian River School District

Funding for the project is provided through a five-year federal (Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) grant.


Project DelAWARE extends special thanks to the three pilot school districts who are paving the way for mental health and wellness advances throughout Delaware.