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Federal School Safety Clearinghouse Announces Virtual Training on K-12 Student Mental Health Resources and Support

Join the Federal School Safety Clearinghouse on May 29 at 3:00 p.m. EDT for a virtual training on K-12 student mental health and wellness. The training will feature a facilitated discussion with federal, state, and local representatives on mental health and wellness resources available to schools, including details on the practical implementation of federal funding and effective models for school-based mental health programs and services. Register Here

ED Announces New Actions to Increase Access to School-Based Mental Health Services

The U.S. Department of Education (ED) announced new actions to increase access to school-based mental health services for children and youth. These include: (1) nearly doubling the amount of funding available for the School-Based Mental Health Services Grant Program and the Mental Health Services Professional Demonstration Grant Program in the current Fiscal Year; (2) releasing additional funding through the Bipartisan Safer Communities Act to improve the mental health and well-being of students and educators; and (3) providing new mental health and well-being trainings and resources for schools and educators. Read More

Supporting the Mental Health and Well-Being of K-12 Communities

May is Mental Health Awareness Month, an annual observation to increase awareness about the vital role mental health plays in our overall health and well-being. Mental health and wellness are innately connected to a thriving school environment and safe, supportive learning spaces. Learn more and explore SchoolSafety.gov resources that your districts and schools can use to support the mental health of students, educators, and school staff this month and year-round. Access Resources

Federal Government Releases Sustainable and Healthy Schools Toolkit

The federal government released the 2024 White House Toolkit for Sustainable and Healthy K-12 Schools, a newly updated publication that highlights how schools can use federal resources to address school infrastructure needs. The toolkit provides an overview of funding, programs, and technical assistance to support schools, teachers, and students in achieving energy efficiency, resilience to extreme weather, and cleaner air, water, and transportation. Learn More

DOJ Releases School Safety Funding Opportunities

The U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) announced multiple school safety funding opportunities available through the Students, Teachers, Officers Preventing (STOP) School Violence Grant Program. These include the FY24 STOP School Violence Program Competitive Solicitation, which provides funding to increase school safety by implementing solutions that will improve school climate. Other funding opportunities include the School Violence Prevention Program, which provides funding to improve security at schools and on school grounds through evidence-based school safety programs and technology, and Enhancing School Capacity To Address Youth Violence, which supports targeted efforts to address youth violence through evidence-based prevention and intervention efforts in a K-12 school-based setting. Explore Grants

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

May
31

Mental Health Services Professional (MHSP) Demonstration Grant Program
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May
31

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

May
28

Introduction to School-Based Restorative Practices
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May
29

K-12 Student Mental Health Resources and Support
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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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