Safer Communities Act Guide
for schools

Confused about federal funding?

Worried about the current and future climate of mental health in your school?

Get informed on funding options

Our school resource guide helps you understand how the Safer Communities Act supports mental health initiatives in schools. 

In this guide, you'll learn about:

What the Safer Communities Act is and how it works

Funding available to primary and secondary schools

Grant programs that support mental health initiatives for students

What you can use federal funds for

How to get access to funding

Leveraging Medicaid funding

Best practices for adopting new tech tools

What is the Safer Communities Act?

The Bipartisan Safer Communities Act is a commitment to keep our schools safe, protect the mental health and well-being of children, and reduce the threat of violence across our country. In total, the Bipartisan Safer Communities Act will fund over $2 billion to provide assistance in several areas.

Funding will be used to:

Expand access to community and school-based behavioral health services for children and families.

Increase awareness of mental health issues among school-aged children.

Train school personnel and other adults who interact with school-aged children and youths to detect and respond to mental health issues. 

Ensure schools have the tools and support they need to leverage Medicaid funding to provide mental health services to their students.


Interested in learning more about the Safer Communities Act?

Download the Safer Communities Act guide for schools to learn more about:

Federal funds available to schools

A description of key school-based grants funded by the Safer Communities Act

Valuable resources to support the grant application process

How federal funds may cover technology programs

Tips for using federal funds to implement threat detection software and online monitoring technology