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Grants Finder Tool

SchoolSafety.gov’s Grants Finder Tool helps you find applicable funding opportunities to help keep your school community safe. The tool features a variety of Federally available school safety-specific grants that you can navigate based on school safety topic, award amount, application level of effort, and more. As Federal agencies release school safety funding opportunities and grants throughout the year, the tool will be updated on an ongoing basis to reflect these opportunities.

To get started, take the Grants Finder Tool Quiz to view a list of applicable grants based on your quiz selections. Available grant results will appear as you answer each question. Your results will narrow down as you proceed throughout the quiz to give you the most relevant grant opportunities for your school.

You can also explore all available grant opportunities in the Grants Library. Filter grants based on your needs or use the quick filter links to view grants in frequently searched for categories.

If you would like to receive updates on new school safety-related grant opportunities when they are available, please submit an email address where we can contact you.

Direct vs Pass-Through Grant

Some Federally available school safety grant programs allow schools and/or districts to apply directly for funding (direct grant). Other Federal grant programs provide funding that schools can only receive through another entity such as a state agency, local government, or other eligible organization (pass-through grant). I’m interested in viewing the following type of grant applications.
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Department of Homeland Security
Medium
Level of Effort
Nonprofit Security Grant Program
Medium
Level of Effort

Deadline: June 24, 2024

Description: Provides funding to support for facility hardening and other physical security enhancements and activities to nonprofit organizations that are at high risk of terrorist attack. The intent is to integrate nonprofit preparedness activities with broader state and local preparedness efforts. It is also designed to promote coordination and collaboration in emergency preparedness activities among public and private community representatives, as well as state and local government agencies.  

Please note: A State Administrative Agency (SAA) is the only entity eligible to apply for the Nonprofit Security Grant Program on behalf of subapplicants. Due to the nature of the grant application process, some state application windows may only be open for a limited time or have additional requirements. It is encouraged that any interested subapplicants reach out to their respective SAA contact for state-specific application information.

Access Link: https://www.fema.gov/grants/preparedness/nonprofit-security

Department of Justice
Medium
Level of Effort
Strategies to Support Children Exposed to Violence
Medium
Level of Effort

Deadline: June 24, 2024

Description: Provides funding to communities to develop coordinated and comprehensive community-based approaches to help children and their families who are exposed to violence build resilience, restore their safety, heal their social and emotional wounds, and prevent future violence and delinquency. Funding can be used to develop and/or enhance support services for children exposed to violence to reduce the adverse impact of violence on youth, families, and communities, and to help family-serving organizations better recognize and help families at risk for exposure to violence.

Access Link: https://ojjdp.ojp.gov/funding/opportunities/o-ojjdp-2024-172119

Department of Homeland Security
Low
Level of Effort
Homeland Security Grant Program
Low
Level of Effort

Deadline: June 24, 2024

Description: Provides funding to assist state, local, tribal, and territorial efforts in preventing, protecting against, mitigating, responding to, and recovering from acts of terrorism and other threats. This grant provides recipients with the resources required for implementation of the National Preparedness System and working toward the National Preparedness Goal of a secure and resilient nation.  

Please note: A State Administrative Agency (SAA) is the only entity eligible to apply for the Homeland Security Grant Program on behalf of subapplicants. Due to the nature of the grant application process, some state application windows may only be open for a limited time or have additional requirements. It is encouraged that any interested subapplicants reach out to their respective SAA contact for state-specific application information.

Access Link: https://www.fema.gov/grants/preparedness/homeland-security

Department of Justice
Medium
Level of Effort
Safer Outcomes: Enhancing De-Escalation and Crisis Response Training for Law Enforcement - Support for Law Enforcement Agencies
Medium
Level of Effort

Deadline: July 23, 2024

Description: Provides funding to promote training on de-escalation and crisis response for law enforcement officers, support personnel employed by law enforcement agencies, and mental health professionals working on crisis intervention teams as employees of a law enforcement agency or under a legal agreement with a law enforcement agency.

Access Link: https://cops.usdoj.gov/saferoutcomes

Department of Justice
High
Level of Effort
Community Based Violence Intervention and Prevention Initiative (CVIPI) Research and Evaluation
High
Level of Effort

Deadline: This grant application window is currently closed. Please to receive email notifications for updates on grant opportunities.

Description: Provides funding for rigorous, independent evaluation projects funded under the U.S. Department of Justice, Office of Justice Programs’ (OJP) CVIPI. This solicitation includes two funding categories: 1) evaluation research of programmatic sites funded under the OJP FY23 and FY24 CVIPI solicitations; and 2) evaluation research of other community-violence programs.

Access Link: https://nij.ojp.gov/funding/opportunities/o-nij-2024-172060

Other Federal Agencies
High
Level of Effort
Renew America's Schools Prize
High
Level of Effort

Deadline: This grant application window is currently closed. Please to receive email notifications for updates on grant opportunities.

Description: Provides funding to help districts build capacity, perform energy audits, and plan/implement energy improvement projects across a portfolio of school facilities.

Please note: This funding opportunity consists of three phases. During Phase 1, competitors will build teams and curate lists of at least 10 schools and school facilities that demonstrate compelling need and eligibility for investment. Phase 1 winners will earn a cash prize of $300,000 and move on to Phases 2 and 3, during which they will enter and execute Cooperative Agreements with the U.S. Department of Energy.

Access Link: https://www.energy.gov/scep/renew-americas-schools

Department of Justice
Medium
Level of Effort
STOP (Students Teachers Officers Preventing) School Violence Program
Medium
Level of Effort

Deadline: This grant application window is currently closed. Please to receive email notifications for updates on grant opportunities.

Description: Provides funding to improve school safety by providing students, teachers, and staff with the tools they need to recognize, respond quickly to, and prevent acts of violence. This program seeks to increase school safety by implementing solutions that will improve school climate. Solutions include school-based behavioral threat assessments and/or intervention teams to identify school violence risks among students, technological innovations that are shown to increase school safety such as anonymous reporting technology, and other school safety strategies that assist in preventing violence.

Access Link: https://bja.ojp.gov/funding/opportunities/o-bja-2024-172090

Department of Justice
Medium
Level of Effort
School Violence Prevention Program (SVPP)
Medium
Level of Effort

Deadline: This grant application window is currently closed. Please to receive email notifications for updates on grant opportunities.

Description: Provides funding to States, units of local government, Indian tribes, and their public agencies to improve security at schools and on school grounds in the jurisdiction of the grantee through evidence-based school safety programs and technology.

Access Link: https://cops.usdoj.gov/svpp

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