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Multiple Federal Agencies Release Funding Opportunities

Several federal grant programs on a range of school safety topics, including student mental health and targeted violence prevention, have recently opened application periods. Learn more about these grants and find additional school safety-related funding opportunities on the Grants Finder Tool. Explore Grants

National Drug and Alcohol Facts Week Begins on March 20

March 20-26 is National Drug and Alcohol Facts Week® (NDAFW), a week-long observance intended to inspire dialogue about the science of drug use and addiction among youth. Learn more about NDAFW and its corresponding events, and visit’s mental health topic page to find resources for schools and parents on mental health and substance use prevention, including the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration’s (SAMHSA) “Talk. They Hear You.” campaign. Learn More

FBI and CISA Release Cybersecurity Advisory on #StopRansomware: Royal Ransomware

The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) and the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) released joint Cybersecurity Advisory (CSA) #StopRansomware: Royal Ransomware with recommended actions and mitigations to protect against Royal ransomware used by threat actors. Royal ransomware attacks have spread across numerous critical infrastructure sectors, including education facilities. CISA and the FBI encourage organizations to review the CSA and implement the recommendations in the Mitigations section to reduce the likelihood and impact of ransomware incidents. Download the CSA

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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National Child Traumatic Stress Initiative – Category III, Community Treatment and Service (CTS) Centers 
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Strategies to Support Children Exposed to Violence
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FY 2023 Office of Justice Programs Community Based Violence Intervention and Prevention Initiative
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Fiscal Year 2023 Nonprofit Security Grant Program (NSGP) Technical Assistance Webinar Series
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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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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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