BATON ROUGE, La. (BRPROUD) — A Baton Rouge high school will be receiving funding to address childhood hunger and mental health.

The Cigna Foundation said it will be granting $3 million to programs in 16 states, according to a news release.

“Schools and teachers play a critical role in helping their students navigate immense challenges – both inside and outside the classroom. We believe we also have a role to play, and are deepening our partnerships with leading local nonprofits that are essential to healthier, happier children, families, and communities,” said Susan Stith, president of Cigna Foundation.

The foundation announced that Broadmoor High School’s Humanities Amped Ecosystem program was one of the recipients of the grant.