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Federal Government Announces Partnership to Distribute Free COVID-19 Tests to Schools

The U.S. Department of Education (ED) and the Administration for Strategic Preparedness and Response, a division within the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), announced a partnership to distribute free COVID-19 tests to schools across the country. In a letter sent to local education agencies by ED, school districts are being encouraged to order tests directly from the federal government. Districts can then distribute these tests for free to students, staff, parents, and school communities, with the expectation that millions of tests will be sent out in the coming months – allowing schools to stock nurses’ offices, distribute at events, send tests home with students or parents, and more. Learn More

HHS Announces Funding Opportunities to Improve Behavioral Health

HHS, through the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, announced notices of funding opportunities for grant programs that address behavioral health challenges in local communities, helping organizations implement comprehensive, evidence-based strategies to prevent substance misuse and promote mental health. These grant opportunities include the Children’s Mental Health Initiative, which provides resources to improve the mental health outcomes for children and youth at risk for or who have serious emotional disturbances, and their families. Learn More

Federal Government Announces New Tools, Actions, and Resources to Address Rise of Reported Antisemitic and Islamophobic Events at Schools

The federal government announced new actions and resources to address the rise of reported Antisemitic and Islamophobic incidents at schools and on college campuses since the October 7th Hamas terrorist attacks in Israel. These actions will help protect students, engage school leaders, and foster safe and supportive learning environments. Read More

FCC Proposes Creation of Schools and Libraries Cybersecurity Pilot Program

The Federal Communications Commission proposed the creation of a Schools and Libraries Cybersecurity Pilot Program that would allow the Commission to obtain valuable data concerning the cybersecurity and advanced firewall services that would best help K-12 schools and libraries address the growing cyber threats and attacks against their broadband networks. The proposed pilot program, which calls for an investment of up to $200 million over three years, would be established within the Universal Service Fund, but separate from the Commission’s E-Rate program. In addition, the program would provide funding to eligible K-12 schools and libraries to defray the qualifying costs of receiving the cybersecurity and advanced firewall services needed to protect their E-Rate-funded broadband networks and data from the growing number of school and library-focused cyber events. Learn More

Upcoming Opportunities

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Tribal Cybersecurity Grant Program (TCGP)
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Grants for Expansion and Sustainability of the Comprehensive Community Mental Health Services for Children with Serious Emotional Disturbance
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School Mental Health Virtual Learning Series: Strengths-Based Holistic Approaches to Youth Mental Health
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Lessons from the Field - Free to Learn Miniseries: Supporting Full Student Participation
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