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Latest News

CDC Updates COVID-19 Guidance for K-12 Schools

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has updated its COVID-19 guidance for K-12 schools to support safe in-person learning for the upcoming 2022-23 school year. These updates make it easier for schools to assess their risk and take action to protect students and staff. Learn More

White House Announces Actions to Support Youth Mental Health

The Biden-Harris Administration recently announced two new actions to strengthen school-based mental health services and address the youth mental health crisis. Nearly $300 million in funding will be awarded to expand access to mental health services in schools, and governors are being encouraged to invest more in school-based mental health services. Learn More

Visit SchoolSafety.gov’s New Communications Center

SchoolSafety.gov recently launched a Communications Center to help support your school or district’s safety efforts. Explore the center to download and share the latest SchoolSafety.gov one-pagers, infographics, newsletters, and webinar presentations. Visit the Center

U.S. Transitions to 988 Suicide & Crisis Lifeline

The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration recently announced the launch of the new 988 Suicide & Crisis Lifeline, an easy-to-remember three-digit number for 24/7 crisis care. The Lifeline offers free and confidential support to people in suicidal crisis or emotional distress. If you or someone you know is struggling or in crisis, help is available. Learn More

Upcoming Opportunities

Learn about upcoming events, grants, and other opportunities for your school or district.

Discover upcoming school safety events and grants below to help support your school’s or school district’s safety efforts.

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Grants

August
29

Youth Violence Prevention Program
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December
30

American Rescue Plan Elementary and Secondary School Emergency Relief
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Events

August
16

The Role of School Mental Health Professionals in Supporting School Safety Efforts
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August
26

The Role of School Administrators in Supporting School Safety Efforts
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Grants Finder Tool

Grants Finder Tool

Use the Grants Finder Tool to find applicable funding opportunities to help keep your school community safe.

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State Search Tool

State Search Tool

Discover your state’s school safety programs and regional contacts from federal agencies. These contacts and programs can be a resource to you as you build your school safety plan.

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Resource Search

Resource Search

Find resources, like guidance, training, or fact sheets, that are vetted by SchoolSafety.gov.

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Safety Readiness Tool

Safety Readiness Tool

Identify the efforts you’re taking to address the foundational elements of school safety. Get a personalized action plan with next steps and resources for your school to consider.

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