Welcome to the Grantee Corner!
The U.S. Department of Education (ED) Office of Safe and Supportive Schools (OSSS) has offered and continues to offer a variety of
grants to support the education community. These grants support
state education agencies (SEAs), local education agencies (LEAs),
K-12 schools, and institutions of higher education (IHEs) in emergency
management and planning, school counseling and climate, pervasive
violence, physical education, and recovery. The links below
provide detailed information on current and previous grant programs
administered by OSSS as well as grants available through our
Federal partner agencies.
Grants to States for School Emergency Management (GSEM) Grant Program
In January 2013, the Obama Administration proposed a comprehensive plan,
“Now is the Time” (NITT), to protect our children and communities
by reducing gun violence, making schools safer and increasing access
to mental health services, including grants to states to help their
school districts develop and implement emergency plans. The GSEM grant
program also was included in the President’s FY2014 budget request, and
Congress provided funding for the new program in the Department of
Education Appropriations Act, 2014. The elements of the NITT plan to
make our schools safer include a focus on improving emergency operations
plans, to which this program responds. The purpose of the GSEM grant program is
to expand the capacity of SEAs to provide training and technical assistance
to LEAs for the development and implementation of high-quality school emergency
operations plans. Grantees can visit this page to view current information
on the program and upcoming events. Click here to visit the GSEM Grant Program page.
Additional OSSS and Federal Partner Agency Grant Programs
OSSS and various Federal agencies administer grant programs that focus on issues directly related to school and higher ed preparedness.
Visit this page to view information on such grant programs, including the Elementary and Secondary School Counseling (ESSC)
Grant Program, the School Climate Transformation Grant (SCTG) Program, the Project SERV Grant Program, and the Project Prevent Grant Program. Click here to visit the Additional OSSS and Federal Partner Agency Grant Programs page.