Press Release by Congresswoman Pelosi

Congresswomen Nancy Pelosi

Pelosi Announces New $2.79 Million Grant to San Francisco Schools

September 10, 1999

Congresswoman Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) today announced that the U.S. Department of Education will award a $2.79 million grant to the San Francisco Unified School District under the Safe Schools/Healthy Students Initiative.

"With this grant, our Wellness Schools program will be able to add 10 more elementary schools and seven more high schools to the 17 middle schools already served," Pelosi said. "This means that approximately 13,189 additional youth and their families will be able to receive a wide range of comprehensive social services."

The award is included in the total of $106 million in grants that President Clinton will discuss tomorrow, September 11, on his weekly radio address. The U.S. Department of Education anticipates that the San Francisco grant will run for a total of three years.

The Wellness Schools program will receive supplemental support from a broad array of other community institutions, such as San Francisco Peer Resource Program; Safe Awareness for Everyone, a crime-prevention program; Violence Prevention Network; and the Youth Leadership Institute.

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