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DOJ Announces Funding Opportunities Under Community-Based Violence Intervention and Prevention Initiative

The U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ), Office of Justice Programs (OJP), National Institute of Justice is seeking applications for funding of rigorous, independent evaluation projects funded under the OJP Community-Based Violence Intervention and Prevention Initiative (CVIPI). The CVIPI provides resources to support evidence-informed violence intervention and prevention programs in communities across the United States. This solicitation includes two funding categories: 1) evaluation research of programmatic sites funded under the OJP FY23 and FY24 CVIPI solicitations and 2) evaluation research of other community-violence programs. Learn More

SchoolSafety.gov Hosts Virtual Training on K-12 School Safety Funding Opportunities

The Federal School Safety Clearinghouse recently hosted a virtual training on federal school safety grants available to the K-12 community. During the event, representatives from the U.S. Departments of Education, Health and Human Services, and Justice spoke about open and upcoming funding opportunities, eligibility requirements and deadlines, and past grantee projects. Watch the recorded training to learn more and visit the SchoolSafety.gov Grants Finder Tool to find funding opportunities for your school community. Watch Now

ED Launches Government Coordinating Council to Strengthen Cybersecurity in Schools

The U.S. Department of Education (ED), in coordination with the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency, launched the Government Coordinating Council for the Education Facilities Subsector. This new council signifies a unique level of collaboration between federal, state, tribal, and local governments to protect K-12 educational institutions from cybersecurity threats and aims to foster a more resilient and secure K-12 digital infrastructure through structured dialogue and shared best practices. The Education Facilities Subsector is part of the Government Facilities Sector, one of 16 critical infrastructure sectors defined in Presidential Policy Directive 21. Learn More

CDC Releases 2022 School Health Profiles

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) released the 2022 School Health Profiles (Profiles), a system of surveys assessing school health policies and practices in states, school districts, territories, and tribes. Profiles monitors the current status of issues such as school health education requirements and content, practices related to bullying and sexual harassment, school-based health and mental health services, policies related to tobacco-use prevention, and family engagement and community involvement. These results can be used by school leaders to understand the gaps in policies and practices that can impact student health and academic performance. 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

April
17

Drug-Free Communities Support Program
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April
30

School-Based Mental Health (SBMH) Services Grant Program
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Events

April
16

School-Based Mental Health Services Grant Program Application Webinar
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April
17

Bullying Prevention in Elementary and Middle Schools: Leveraging Experts in Your Building
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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

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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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