National Center on Safe Supportive Learning Environments (NCSSLE)



Office of Safe and Supportive Schools (OSSS)


Delivers information, resources, technical assistance, and training to K-12 schools and institutions of higher learning to assess school climate, implement evidence-based programs to improve learning conditions, and measure outcomes in 3 core areas: providing a well-rounded education, improving the safety and health of students, and improving the effective use of technology. Offers multiple products, policy guides, toolkits, research, media, online events and training related to issues of substance and opioid abuse for students, families, schools, and communities.

What This Program Offers

The National Center on Safe Supportive Learning Environments (NCSSLE) can provide:

  • Direct technical assistance, by phone or email, to assist with the measurement, assessment and implementation of programs and help addressing disruptive behaviors, such as bullying, harassment and violence, and substance use
  • Guides that offer comprehensive packages of evidence-based tools to help develop goals and strategies on specific school climate topics
  • Training packages that offer user friendly materials for in-person training
  • Learning briefs that summarize the latest research and practices
  • Compendium of state and national school climate surveys, school discipline laws and regulations, and federal resources
  • A "Voices from the Field" archive of community stakeholders and experts sharing resources, experiences, information, and opinions on safe supportive learning topics
  • "Bringing into Focus" alerts that provide carefully curated, high quality resources to help keep stakeholders updated on timely safe and supportive school topics
  • Webinars, conferences, and learning events
  • State grantee map, profiles, and grantee highlights
  • ED School Climate Surveys platform and data indicators on student health and safety issues

Who Can Receive Services from This Program

Eligible participants who can receive assistance include:

  • State administrators
  • Personnel in institutions of higher education
  • District and school administrators
  • Teachers and school support staff
  • Community members, families, and students

Geographic Coverage



There is no application process for participation.

To request technical assistance contact NCSSLE at:

Topics This Program Addresses

Colleges and Universities • Health and Wellness • Mental Health • Methamphetamine • Naloxone • Opioids • Overdose Prevention • Prevention • Recovery • Schools • Substance Use Disorder • Violence, Trauma, and Abuse