July 2022 School Safety Community Bulletin: Events, Opportunities, and Resources

School Safety Events and Opportunities

July 2022

Latest News

Bipartisan Safer Communities Act Expands School Safety Programs, Funding
The recently enacted Bipartisan Safer Communities Act includes key new provisions that support efforts to improve safety and security in schools. The new law provides additional dedicated funding to school safety grant programs, officially codifies SchoolSafety.gov, and expands access to mental health support services for schools and communities. Learn more here.

New Report Examines School Shootings, Bullying, and Other Safety Incidents in K-12 Schools
The National Center for Education Statistics, within the U.S. Department of Education's Institute of Education Sciences, and the U.S. Department of Justice’s Bureau of Justice Statistics recently released the Report on Indicators of School Crime and Safety: 2021, providing new data on topics such as school shootings, criminal victimization, and bullying in K-12 schools. Among other findings, the report showed increases in school shootings and cyberbullying over the last decade, while the rate of nonfatal violent victimization at schools decreased. Download the full report here.

Upcoming Events and Opportunities

Grants and Funding Opportunities

July Deadlines


Visit the SchoolSafety.gov Grants Finder Tool for additional school safety-related funding opportunities.

Events, Webinars, and Conferences

Promoting School Preparedness, Community Resilience, and Recovery in the Face of Adversity: Part 4 – Recovery and Maintenance (July 27) – The last session in a four-part event series, hosted by the Southeast Mental Health Technology Transfer Center Network, will provide practical information about best practices and key resources to promote family-school-community collaboration for collective resilience during the long-term recovery and maintenance phase of an experience with collective trauma. Register here.

Protecting Children in a Digital Age (October 20) – This virtual seminar hosted by the National Criminal Justice Training Center is designed to educate a broad range of disciplines responsible for conducting investigations and safeguarding youth. Among other topics, the training will help attendees understand the different types of technology used by children and teens, recognize the most common online issues that youth are likely to face, and focus on a proactive approach to digital safety. Find more details here.

2022 National Summit on K-12 School Safety and Security (Nov. 1 & 2) – Hosted by the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency, the 2022 National Summit on K-12 School Safety and Security will convene school safety experts, practitioners, and leaders from across the country to discuss current threats in school safety and explore research-informed strategies for addressing security challenges and risks in K-12 schools. Registration for the Summit will open in mid-August. Learn more about the event here.

Visit the SchoolSafety.gov Events Page for additional school safety-related webinars, conferences, and more.

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New School Safety Resources

SchoolSafety.gov Tools and Resources
This two-page overview highlights tools and resources available through SchoolSafety.gov to support K-12 schools and districts in their safety and security planning efforts.

Visit SchoolSafety.gov for additional resources.

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