U.S. Department of Education Grants

The Washoe County School District was awarded a $959,950 grant by the U.S. Department of Education for Readiness and Emergency Management in 2005. Visual Imagry was awarded a $569,700 contract by the WCSD to develop their Emergency Response Plan and HTML preplans for their 94 schools in January of 2006. All data was installed on the WCSD servers on June 1, 2007. Read More



U.S. Department of Education Awards Grants for
School Readiness & Emergency Management

Link to U.S. Department of Education | Safe Schools-Healthy Students

This grant program is designed to provide funds to LEAs to strengthen and improve their emergency response and crisis plans, at the district and school-building level. Grantees are required to address all four phases of crisis planning: prevention and mitigation, preparedness, response, and recovery. In addition, LEAs are required to form partnerships and collaborate with community organizations, local law enforcement agencies, heads of local governments, and offices of public safety, health, and mental health as they review and revise school crisis plans. Plans must be coordinated with state or local homeland security plans and support implementation of the National Incident Management System (NIMS).

USDOE Grant Awards since 2003

Types of Projects
Grant funds may be used for the following activities: training school safety teams and students; conducting building and facilities audits; communicating emergency response policies to parents and guardians; implementing an Incident Command System (ICS); purchasing school safety equipment (to a limited extent); conducting drills and tabletop simulation exercises; and preparing and distributing copies of crisis plans.

Link to Application Information
For printed applications contact:
ED Pubs
P.O. Box 1398
Jessup, MD 20794-1398
Telephone: (877) 433-7827
(TDD) (877) 576-7734

E-mail: edpubs@inet.ed.gov
Link to U.S. Department of Education - REMS Info

  U.S. Department of Education Awards Grants for
Safe Schools-Healthy Students Initiative

SS/HS Web Site | Initiatives by State | Application Information


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