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The CASEL Program Guide identifies well-designed, evidence-based social and emotional learning programs with potential for broad dissemination to schools across the United States.

The Program Guide review process focuses on SEL programs and approaches that are designed to be:

  • Implemented with a universal population of students (i.e., designed to be implemented at the universal level with students who are within grade range that spans from pre-K through 12th)

  • Comprehensive approaches for promoting students’ development across five core social-emotional competencies that have written documentation to provide a sufficient level of detail in order to ensure the consistency and quality of program delivery.

Please click here to review the User’s Manual before you begin your application.

To view the current CASEL Program Guides click here:

If you would like to view the forms and criteria in advance before applying, please click here. Please do not submit these forms until prompted to do so. 
If you have any questions, please contact Rawan Dissi at