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New Grants Finder Tool Launched on SchoolSafety.gov

  • 1.  New Grants Finder Tool Launched on SchoolSafety.gov

    Posted 02-10-2022 08:34:00 AM
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    The Federal School Safety Clearinghouse has announced that their Grants Finder Tool has officially launched on SchoolSafety.gov. The new site feature is designed as a decision-making support tool to help kindergarten through grade 12 (K-12) schools and districts determine the eligibility and applicability of funding opportunities for their specific needs, challenges, and characteristics and was developed to enable members of the K-12 community to more easily find, apply for, and ultimately receive funding that can be used to implement and enhance school safety measures.

    The Grants Finder Tool houses Federally available school safety-related grants in one centralized location, as well as provides school personnel with a variety of ways to search for and access grant opportunities from across the Federal government. Through the tool, schools can:

    • Take a comprehensive quiz to determine their eligibility and applicability for grants that match their specific school needs.
    • Search through pre-populated lists organized around relevant grant topics.
    • Filter grants by specific criteria such as school safety topic, application deadline, application level of effort, intended audience, and funding agency.
    • Sign up for monthly email alerts to receive updates and be made aware of new funding opportunities.

    The tool is the latest feature on SchoolSafety.gov designed to empower K-12 schools and districts in improving safety and security. The site will continue to feature new and innovative offerings to benefit the school community and provide you with the resources and tools you need to keep our students and schools safe and secure.

    A one pager outlining this information has also been attached to this communication.

    If you have any questions about the Grants Finder Tool or would like additional information, please feel free to contact us at SchoolSafety@hq.dhs.gov.

    Additionally, NSBA's Center for Safe Schools is in the process of planning a webinar with SchoolSafety.gov to provide additional information and resources. More information will be provided in the near future.

    Adam Lustig
    Director, Center for Safe Schools
    National School Boards Association
    Alexandria, VA