Funding Opportunities

Grants Opportunities for Schools
Attached please find some recent grant opportunities for schools relating to school and student safety.

Readiness and Emergency Management for School Grant (REMS) Program Announced
This US Department of Education grant program supports efforts by LEAs to create, strengthen, and improve emergency management plans at the district and school-building levels, including training school personnel on emergency management procedures; communicating with parents about emergency plans and procedures; and coordinating with local law enforcement, public safety or emergency management, public health, and mental health agencies and local government. The deadline for grant applications is February 26, 2010.

Youth Organized Disaster Action (Y.O.D.A) Grant
The goal of the Y.O.D.A. program is to address disaster preparedness and community safety concerns by engaging students in service-learning activities in their schools and communities. Y.O.D.A. also aims to cultivate resilience and developmental assets in youth while enhancing academic achievement, developing workplace-readiness skills, and demonstrating active citizenship.

Safe Routes to School
Safe Routes to School (SRTS) is a federal, state and local effort to enable and encourage children, including those with disabilities, to walk and bicycle to school - and to make walking and bicycling to school safe and appealing.  Local and regional government, schools and community non-profit organizations ready, willing and able to implement SRTS initiatives are eligible to apply for funding.

Safe Routes to School Mini-Grant
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has funded the State and Territorial Injury Prevention Directors Association (STIPDA) to administer a mini-grant program to assist public health professionals to develop a model of how public health professionals can utilize Safe Routes to Schools (SRTS) training to strengthen local partnerships and bring together the various organizational entities needed to create successful SRTS programs that are institutionalized within the school system.  The purpose of the mini-grant program is to engage the public health community in Safe Routes to School programs.  Using the funding from this mini-grant, the awardees will convene key stakeholders to develop and begin implementation of a plan to create a successful SRTS program for their community.  A key component of this mini-grant is to improve collaboration and coordination between the various SRTS stakeholders (public health, transportation, SRTS state coordinators, police, school, community officials, etc.)

Safe Schools Healthy Students
A Comprehensive Approach to Youth Violence Prevention. The SS/HS Initiative is a unique Federal grant-making program designed to prevent violence and substance abuse among our Nation's youth, schools, and communities.

Readiness and Emergency Management for Schools
This grant program from the U.S. Department of Education is designed to provide funds to local education agencies to strengthen and improve their emergency response and crisis plans, at the district and school-building level. is your source to FIND and APPLY for Federal government grants. There are over 1,000 grant programs offered by all Federal grant making agencies. allows organizations to electronically find and apply for more than $400 billion in Federal grants.

New Jersey Department of Education Grant Opportunities
Grant opportunities that are currently available through the New Jersey Department of Education.