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DHS Announces Membership to New Federal School Safety Clearinghouse External Advisory Board

The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) announced the inaugural members of the Federal School Safety Clearinghouse External Advisory Board, a group of school safety experts and education leaders that will provide advice and recommendations on practical ways to enhance K-12 school safety and security. The Board builds upon the federal government’s efforts to support K-12 communities in creating safer, more supportive learning environments and fulfills a key requirement of the Bipartisan Safer Communities Act. The Board will advise on the implementation of evidence-based school safety practices and propose additional best practices for publication on SchoolSafety.gov. Learn More

U.S. Surgeon General Issues Advisory on the Public Health Crisis of Firearm Violence

The United States Surgeon General released a Surgeon General’s Advisory on Firearm Violence, declaring firearm violence in America a public health crisis. Over the last decade, the number of people who have died from firearm-related injuries has been rising, and firearm violence is now the leading cause of death among children and adolescents. The new advisory details the impact of gun violence on the health and well-being of the American public, describing the layers of cascading harm beyond injury and death, and outlines an evidence-informed public health approach to addressing this crisis. Learn More

DHS Know2Protect™ Aims to Keep Children Safe Online in Summer Months through #DigitalBoundaries Campaign

DHS's Know2Protect: Together We Can Stop Online Child Exploitation office launched #DigitalBoundaries, a new sub-campaign that helps educate and empower children, teens, parents and trusted adults to set healthy online boundaries during the summer months and beyond. As part of the effort, Know2Protect has produced a new suite of tips, checklists, and conversation starters to keep children safe as they spend more time online over summer break. Learn More

NCES Releases Data on School Preparedness and Safety Procedures

The National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) released new data from the School Pulse Panel, a study collecting information on the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic from a national sample of K-12 public schools. Key findings from the study include data on school emergency procedures, emergency drills, and threat assessment. Learn More

Save The Date: 2024 National Summit on K-12 School Safety and Security

The Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency will host the 2024 National Summit on K-12 School Safety and Security on September 25 and 26. This virtual event brings together K-12 school leaders and practitioners to discuss and share actionable recommendations that enhance safe and supportive learning environments. 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

December
31

Project School Emergency Response to Violence (SERV)
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December
31

American Rescue Plan Elementary and Secondary School Emergency Relief
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Events

July
25

Healing School Communities in the Context of Faith-Based Bullying
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July
30

Time to Take Action: How to Recognize and Report Human Trafficking
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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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Communications Center

Communications Center

Download and share the latest SchoolSafety.gov one-pagers, issue briefs, newsletters, and virtual training materials.

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