Find Resources to Create a Safer School
SchoolSafety.gov was created by the federal government to provide schools and districts with actionable recommendations to create a safe and supportive learning environment where students can thrive and grow.
DHS Releases Summary of Terrorism Threat to the United States
The U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) issued a National Terrorism Advisory System (NTAS) Bulletin regarding the continued heightened threat environment across the United States. The NTAS Bulletin communicates critical terrorism information and provides resources individuals and organizations, including schools, can access to keep communities safe. Read More
Youth Violence Prevention Funding Opportunity Available through DOJ
The FY 2023 Youth Violence Prevention Program, offered through the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention, will provide funding to help recipients develop and enhance strategies to prevent youth violence, including youth gang involvement and youth gang or group violence. The solicitation is focused on youth who are at risk of committing violence, and applications are due to Grants.gov by June 12 and to JustGrants by June 26. Learn More
Biden-Harris Administration Announces Nearly $100 Million in Continued Support for Mental Health and Student Wellness
The U.S. Department of Education announced more than $95 million in awards across 35 states to increase access to school-based mental health services and strengthen the pipeline of mental health professionals in high-needs school districts. The awards were funded by the Bipartisan Safer Communities Act, and they help advance efforts to tackle the mental health crisis in our schools. Read More
HHS Announces Initiative to Promote Resilience and Advance Youth Mental Health
The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) recently announced the HHS Children and Youth Resilience Challenge, a new initiative that will provide $1 million in funding for innovative community-led solutions to promote resilience in children and adolescents affected by the COVID-19 pandemic and other disasters, and promote, positive strategies to help children and adolescents thrive. The Resilience Challenge will include a proposal phase and a pilot phase for selected finalists. Proposals are due by July 7, and informational webinars will be held on June 6 and June 21. Learn More
May is Mental Health Awareness Month
Mental Health Awareness Month raises awareness of the importance of mental health and wellness in the lives of all Americans, including children and adolescents. Schools are critical partners in protecting youth mental health and can implement a variety of programs and services to support students facing mental health challenges. Learn More and Find Resources
School Mental Health Strategies and Resources
Mental health and wellness are innately connected to students’ success in the classroom and to a thriving and safe school environment. This Mental Health Awareness Month, learn about the strategies and resources schools can use to support the mental health of all students in SchoolSafety.gov’s latest infographic.
School Safety Topics
Access the following topics for resources, guidance, and information to help you create a safer school. From each of these topic pages, you can sort resources available based upon stages of preparedness, subtopics, and planning type.
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.
FY 2023 Youth Violence Prevention Program
Project School Emergency Response to Violence (SERV)
2023 CISA Hurricane Season Preparedness Webinar
Working with Youth and Communities to Increase Awareness and Skills in Confronting Anti-Semitism
Tools to Get Started
Grants Finder Tool
Use the Grants Finder Tool to find applicable funding opportunities to help keep your school community safe.
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.
Find resources, like guidance, training, or fact sheets, that are vetted by SchoolSafety.gov.
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.