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HHS Announces $36.9 Million in Behavioral Health Funding Opportunities

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), through the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, announced $36.9 million in notices of funding opportunities for grant programs supporting behavioral health services. These grant programs, which strive to address the overdose and mental health crises in the U.S., include the Community Programs for Outreach and Intervention with Youth and Young Adults at Clinical High Risk for Psychosis and the Statewide Family Network Program. Read More

CDC Study Explores Factors Driving Teen Substance Use

A new Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report presents data from 15,963 health assessments of 13- to 18-year-olds evaluated for substance use disorder treatment between 2014 and 2022. Among those assessed, the most commonly reported reasons for substance use included seeking to feel mellow or calm, experimentation, and other stress-related motivations. Learn More

ED Issues New Resource for School Administrators on Importance of Safe Firearm Storage

The Readiness and Emergency Management for Schools (REMS) Technical Assistance (TA) Center, funded by the U.S. Department of Education (ED), released a new resource that schools can use to communicate with parents and families about the importance of safe firearm storage. The resource is structured as a customizable letter template that outlines the issue of firearm-related injuries and deaths, how it affects school communities, and highly effective practices to help reduce firearm-related incidents. 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

March
5

Coordinated Tribal Assistance Solicitation (CTAS)
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March
19

Grant Funding to Address Indoor Air Pollution at Schools
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Events

March
4

JustGrants Weekly Training Webinars: Post-Award Management
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March
5

JustGrants Weekly Training Webinars: Entity Management
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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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