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School Safety - Grants and Funding

This section contains links to Federal funding opportunities.

21st Century Community Learning Centers (CLC)
The 21st Century CLC program is a key component of national efforts to keep children safe; provide academic and other enrichment opportunities, such as band, drama, art, and cultural events; and provide lifelong learning opportunities for community members. The focus of this program, authorized under Title X, Part I, of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act, is to provide expanded learning opportunities for participating children in a safe, drug-free, and supervised environment.

Catalog for Federal Domestic Assistance (CFDA)
The online CFDA provides access to a database of all Federal programs available to State and local governments (including the District of Columbia); federally-recognized Indian tribal governments; Territories (and possessions) of the United States; domestic public, quasi-public, and private profit and nonprofit organizations and institutions; specialized groups; and individuals.

COPS in Schools Grant Program
The Office of Community Oriented Policing Services (COPS) is continuing the effort to fund additional career law enforcement officers to engage in community policing with the COPS in Schools (CIS) grant program. CIS provides grants to agencies and jurisdictions to hire or rehire additional School Resource Officers (SROs) to work in and around schools as part of an overall plan to address crime and related problems through community policing.

Federal Register at the National Archives and Records Administration
The Federal Register is a legal newspaper published every business day by the National Archives and Records Administration (NARA). It contains Federal agency regulations; proposed rules and notices; and Executive orders, proclamations, and other Presidential documents. The Federal Register informs citizens of their rights and obligations and provides access to a wide range of Federal benefits and opportunities for funding.

Grants 101
The Office of Justice Programs' (OJP) Grants 101 resource is a step-by-step tutorial on the OJP grant process. It is designed to help prospective grantees prepare more effective applications and to provide them with an overview of the OJP grant process.

Grants.gov
The Federal Government's Grants.gov Web site is a central storehouse for information on over 1,000 grant programs and provides access to approximately $500 billion in annual awards.

Safe Schools/Healthy Students Initiative
The purpose of the "Safe Schools/Healthy Students" coordinated grant initiative is to help school districts and communities develop and implement comprehensive community-wide strategies for creating safe and drug-free schools and for promoting healthy childhood development so that students can grow and thrive without resorting to violence or other destructive behaviors.