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SchoolSafety.gov Celebrates Fourth Anniversary

February marks the fourth anniversary of SchoolSafety.gov. Since its launch in 2020, the site has grown to now feature more than 600 federal and state resources, including guidance, fact sheets, training programs, webinars, best practices, and recommendations on a range of school safety topics. Learn 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

SAMHSA Releases Updated Overdose Prevention and Response Toolkit

The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) released an updated Overdose Prevention and Response Toolkit which provides guidance on preventing overdoses, responding to stimulant or opioid overdoses, and offers population-specific guidance for a range of audiences. SAMHSA is also currently running the FentAlert Challenge, which offers adolescents aged 14-18 the opportunity to creatively engage their peers about the dangers of fentanyl and fake pills. Learn More

FBI Reports Increase in Hate Crimes at U.S. Schools

According to a new report by the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), hate crimes at schools have steadily risen since 2020. Schools were the third most common location for reported hate crimes to occur in the U.S. from 2018 to 2022, and from 2020 to 2022, the number of hate crimes at schools more than doubled. Read 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

February
27

JustGrants Weekly Training Webinars: Entity Management
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February
28

JustGrants Weekly Training Webinars: Application Mechanics - Submitting an Application
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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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