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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

Justice Department Announces New Nationwide Public Safety Commitments, Including Funding to Support School Safety

The Justice Department recently announced several new commitments as part of its Comprehensive Strategy for Reducing Violent Crime. Funding from the grants announced includes more than $73.6 million to 206 school districts, state, and local governments, and other public agencies through the Office of Community Oriented Policing Services (COPS Office) School Violence Prevention Program to improve security at schools and on school grounds.  Learn More

CDC Information and Resources on the Flu for the K-12 School Community

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recognizes that school administrators, teachers, staff, and parents are concerned about seasonal influenza (flu), particularly its effects on children. The CDC offers information, materials, and tools for educators and families to help reduce the spread of seasonal flu through everyday preventive actions.  Learn More

Upcoming Opportunities

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Discover upcoming school safety events and grants below to help support your school’s or school district’s safety efforts.

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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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Getting to the Heart of Youth Transformation—Creating Pathways for Youth Involvement in Violence Reduction Efforts
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Preventing Mass Attacks in Our Communities
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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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