U.S. Department of Education awards over $40 million to Illinois for safer and healthier learning environments

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SPRINGFIELD – The U.S. Department of Education announced awards totaling nearly $1 billion through the Bipartisan Safer Communities Act. The Stronger Connections grants will help schools provide all students with safe and supportive learning opportunities and environments that are critical for their success. The state of Illinois was awarded $40,627,885. Funds can be used to provide all students with safe and supportive learning opportunities and environments that are critical for their success.