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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.

Topic

I am looking for funding opportunities for the following school safety needs. (Select all that apply)
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Award Amount

School safety grants are available in varying amounts of funding. I am looking for funding opportunities in the following amounts. (Select all that apply)
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Application Level of Effort

As a member of your school’s community, we know you’re busy! The application process for some school safety grants can be more time-consuming and complicated than others. Select the level of effort you’re interested in for completing the grant application.
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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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Audience/User

Some Federally available school safety grant programs can be used to support the role of specific members of the school community. I am looking for grant opportunities for the following intended users. (Select all that apply)
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Action

Prevention, protection and mitigation, and response and recovery are all key elements in creating and maintaining safe and supportive school environments. I’m interested in grants for the following actions when it comes to school safety threats, hazards, and risks. (Select all that apply)
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Funding Agency

SchoolSafety.gov currently houses grants available from the four Federal School Safety Clearinghouse agencies. I’m interested in finding grants available from the following Federal agencies. (Select all that apply)
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Thank you for completing the Grants Finder Tool quiz.

Review the eligible grants based on your selections below. You can also download your results.

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Department of Homeland Security
High
Level of Effort
State and Local Cybersecurity Grant Program
High
Level of Effort

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

Description: The goal of the State and Local Cybersecurity Grant Program (SLCGP) is to help states, local governments, and territories address cybersecurity risks and cybersecurity threats to information systems. The program enables targeted cybersecurity investments in recipient agencies, thus improving the security of critical infrastructure and resilience of the services that state, local, and territorial governments provide to their communities.

Please note: A State Administrative Agency (SAA) is the only entity eligible to apply for the SLCGP 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.cisa.gov/cybergrants

Department of Education
Low
Level of Effort
Mental Health Services Professional Demonstration Grant Program
Low
Level of Effort

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

Description: The purpose of this program is to address student mental health needs by funding partnerships to train more providers, increasing providers from diverse backgrounds, and encouraging training in inclusive practices in schools and LEAs. Partnerships must include (1) one or more high-need LEA(s) or a state education agency on behalf of one or more high-need LEA(s); and (2) one or more eligible institution(s) of higher education.

Access Link: https://oese.ed.gov/offices/office-of-formula-grants/safe-supportive-schools/me…

Department of Education
Medium
Level of Effort
School-Based Mental Health Services Grant Program
Medium
Level of Effort

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

Description: The purpose of this program is to address student mental health needs by providing funding to state and local education agencies (LEAs) to increase school-based mental health service providers, providers from diverse backgrounds, and retention and recruitment incentives.

Access Link: https://oese.ed.gov/offices/office-of-formula-grants/safe-supportive-schools/sc…

Department of Health and Human Services
Low
Level of Effort
Project AWARE (Advancing Wellness and Resiliency in Education)
Low
Level of Effort

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

Description: The purpose of Project AWARE is to develop a sustainable infrastructure for school-based mental health programs and services. Grant recipients will leverage their partnerships to implement mental health related promotion, awareness, prevention, intervention, and resilience activities to ensure that students have access and are connected to appropriate and effective behavioral health services. This program is expected to promote the healthy social and emotional development of school-aged youth and prevent youth violence in school settings.

Access Link: https://www.samhsa.gov/grants/grant-announcements/sm-22-018

Department of Education
Low
Level of Effort
Project Prevent
Low
Level of Effort

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

This program provides grants to local educational agencies (LEAs) impacted by community violence and to expand the capacity of LEAs to implement community- and school-based strategies to help prevent, and mitigate the impacts of exposure to, community violence.

Access Link: https://oese.ed.gov/offices/office-of-formula-grants/safe-supportive-schools/pr…

Department of Education
Low
Level of Effort
American Rescue Plan Elementary and Secondary School Emergency Relief
Low
Level of Effort

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

Description: The American Rescue Plan (ARP) Act will deliver critical aid to States (as well as Puerto Rico and the District of Columbia), districts, schools, educators, students, and families as the country continues to recover from the COVID-19 pandemic.

Access Link: https://oese.ed.gov/offices/education-stabilization-fund/elementary-secondary-s…

Department of Education
Low
Level of Effort
The Project to Support America’s Families and Educators (Project SAFE)
Low
Level of Effort

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

Description: This grant program provides additional funding to school districts that have funds withheld by their state or are otherwise financially penalized for implementing strategies to prevent the spread of COVID-19 consistent with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) guidance, such as universal indoor masking. 

Access Link: https://oese.ed.gov/offices/office-of-formula-grants/safe-supportive-schools/th…

Department of Justice
Medium
Level of Effort
Youth Violence Prevention Program
Medium
Level of Effort

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

Description: The Youth Violence Prevention Program solicitation provides funding for applicants to develop and enhance strategies to prevent youth violence, including youth gang or group involvement and youth gang or group violence. Deliverables from this program include the development of new direct service programs or the enhancement of existing programs for youth with multiple risk factors for violence.

Access Link: https://ojjdp.ojp.gov/funding/opportunities/o-ojjdp-2022-171400

Department of Justice
Medium
Level of Effort
Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant
Medium
Level of Effort

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

Description: The JAG program provides states, tribes, and local governments with critical funding necessary to support a range of programs including law enforcement, crime prevention and education, corrections and community corrections, drug treatment and enforcement, planning, evaluation and technology improvement, mental health programs, and related law enforcement and corrections programs. 

Access Link: https://www.bja.gov/jag/

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