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Bipartisan Safer Communities Act-Stronger Connections Grant

NOTE: The application due date for this program has passed.

Funding Description

The program serves to increase the capacity of Local Educational Agencies (LEA) to establish safer and healthier learning environments, prevent and respond to acts of violence and bullying/harassment, address mental health needs, develop safety assessments, corresponding plans and strategies, and promote a positive school climate and culture.


Eligible Applicants Local educational agencies
Required Eligibility Criteria An applicant must be a school district, charter school, or county office of education.
Other Eligibility Considerations Please refer to the Request for Applications for the full list of eligibility criteria.
Eligible Grade Level(s) Pre-K, K, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12
Eligible Age Level(s) Not applicable


Legal Authority United States Congress funded the Bipartisan Safer Communities Act Stronger Connections Act in September 2022 providing $1 billion to SEAs under Title IV, Part A of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965, of which $119 million will be awarded on a competitive basis to eligible LEAs.
Source / Type Federal / Grant
State Fiscal Year 2022-23
SACS Resource / Revenue Codes 4129 / 8290
Total Available $118,810,000
Recipient Amount $150,000 - $400,000 annually, per selected school, based on enrollment
Match Requirement No
Allocation Formula Based on enrollment of participating schools.

Important Dates

Date Application Available August 4, 2023
Due Date September 12, 2023
Expected Notification Date October 6, 2023

Additional Information

Application Bipartisan Safer Communities Act RFA []
Background Unavailable
Fiscal Unavailable
Other Unavailable


Program Tom Herman, 916-319-0914,
Fiscal Ariadna Jimenez, 916-319-0914,
Division Whole Child Division, 916-319-0725
Last Modified: August 7, 2023
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