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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

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Safer Communities Act guide

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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.

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Why do we need the Safer Communities Act?

"Our nation’s young people are facing an unprecedented mental health crisis. Even before the pandemic, rates of depression, anxiety and suicidal thoughts among youth were on the rise.

The pandemic exacerbated those issues, disrupting learning, relationships, and routines and increasing isolation – especially among our nation’s young people."

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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
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