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NEW YORK (AP) - New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio is announcing a $52 million grant to provide social services at 40 high-needs schools.

The funding for the community school program comes from a four-year grant from the state Department of Education.

The program will be managed by city in partnership with the United Way of New York City.

The community schools will offer services such as in-school mental health services, homework help and family counseling alongside classroom instruction.

De Blasio joined Schools Chancellor Carmen Farina, United Way officials and others to announce the grant at a school in the Bronx on Tuesday.

Schools will submit proposals over the summer to be included in the program.

The amount of each school's grant will depend on the size of the school.

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