Office of Safe and Supportive Schools (OSSS) Resources

Expert Help & Training

Center to Improve Social and Emotional Learning and School Safety (SEL Center)

Offers technical assistance to state and local educational agencies in developing and implementing plans to integrate social and emotional learning (SEL) into their academic programs and enhance school safety. Provides three tiers of assistance that range from general tools, resources, and information about SEL to working directly in extended partnership with educational agencies to develop comprehensive strategies to address SEL.

Sponsor: Office of Safe and Supportive Schools (OSSS)
Developing Emergency Operations Plans (EOPs) K-12 101

Offers an online course with six modules covering all aspects of emergency operation plans (EOPs) for K-12 schools. Provides training on EOP development, assessment, review, implementation, and maintenance. Helps schools prepare for emergencies and comply with all state and local requirements. Includes additional emergency preparedness resources for schools.

Sponsor: Office of Safe and Supportive Schools (OSSS)
National Center on Safe Supportive Learning Environments (NCSSLE)

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 three 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.

Sponsor: Office of Safe and Supportive Schools (OSSS)
Readiness and Emergency Management for Schools (REMS) Technical Assistance Center

Offers support services, technical assistance, information, and training to K-12 schools and institutions of higher education to help strengthen their emergency preparedness. Includes information and resources on the development of emergency operation plans, including how to prepare for opioid-related emergencies and support students dealing with substance use issues in rural and urban areas.

Sponsor: Office of Safe and Supportive Schools (OSSS)

Funding

Funding to address substance use disorders (SUDs) and related issues. List may include programs with a primary purpose other than addressing SUDs.

Title IV, Part A Student Support and Academic Enrichment (SSAE) Program

Provides students with improved access to a well-rounded education, better school conditions for student learning, and increased use of technology to raise academic achievement and digital literacy. Includes alcohol and drug education and prevention efforts as well as professional development and training for school personnel and community members to identify and address substance abuse.

Applications accepted on an ongoing basis
Sponsor: Office of Safe and Supportive Schools (OSSS)
School Climate Transformation Grant – Local Educational Agency Grants (SCTG-LEA) Program Inactive

Enhances school climate, creating safer, healthier, more engaging and supportive environments for students. Supports the development and implementation of programs using evidence-based multi-tiered frameworks to improve learning conditions and behavioral outcomes and provides training and technical assistance to schools. Prioritizes local educational agencies (LEAs) in rural and tribal areas and gives competitive preference to projects that address the prevention and the impacts of opioid abuse.

Application Deadline: Jul 22, 2019
Sponsor: Office of Safe and Supportive Schools (OSSS)
Project Prevent Grant Program Inactive

Funds to create school-based programs to help students affected by exposure to violence. Addresses the physical and emotional harms that can impact students' lives long-term and affect academic progress and school safety. Provides students access to counseling and mental health services as well as conflict resolution and other strategies to prevent future violence.

Application Deadline: Jul 15, 2019
Sponsor: Office of Safe and Supportive Schools (OSSS)

Information

An Overview of the Guide for Developing High-Quality Emergency Operations Plans for Institutions of Higher Education

Provides an overview of a federal guide for institutions of higher education developing emergency operations plans (EOPs). Highlights key principles of emergency planning and EOP development. Describes how EOPs function to prevent emergencies, managing emergency response for colleges and universities, and ways to facilitate recovery. Includes resources to support emergency planning efforts for institutions of higher education.

Sponsor: Office of Safe and Supportive Schools (OSSS)
An Overview of the Guide for Developing High-Quality School Emergency Operations Plans

Provides an overview of a federal guide for schools to assist with developing emergency operations plans (EOPs). Highlights key principles of emergency planning and EOP development. Describes how EOPs function to prevent emergencies, managing school emergency response, and ways to facilitate recovery. Includes resources to support school emergency planning efforts.

Sponsor: Office of Safe and Supportive Schools (OSSS)
Guide for Developing High-Quality Emergency Operations Plans for Institutions of Higher Education

Provides guidance to institutions of higher education in developing and revising emergency operation plans (EOPs). Offers information to address the five mission areas of emergency preparedness and helps colleges and universities coordinate emergency response planning with local, state, and national authorities. Describes the basic principles of emergency management and the process of developing, implementing, and maintaining effective EOPs. Covers various emergency planning topics such as the Clery Act, information sharing, psychological first aid, campus climate, campus law enforcement officers, and active shooter situations.

Sponsor: Office of Safe and Supportive Schools (OSSS)
Guide for Developing High-Quality School Emergency Operations Plans

Provides guidance to K-12 schools and school districts in developing and revising emergency operation plans (EOPs). Offers information to address the five mission areas of emergency preparedness: prevention, protection, mitigation, response, and recovery. Describes the basic principles of emergency management and the process of developing, implementing, and maintaining effective EOPs. Includes discussion on coordinating emergency response planning with local, state, and national authorities. Covers various emergency planning topics such as school climate, psychological first aid, information sharing, and active shooter situations.

Sponsor: Office of Safe and Supportive Schools (OSSS)
Preparing for Opioid-Related Emergencies for K-12 Schools and Institutions of Higher Education

Fact sheet detailing the six-step planning process to help schools and institutions of higher education develop or update emergency operation plans (EOPs) to address potential threats and issues resulting from opioid misuse and abuse. Discusses the five mission areas of preparedness for opioid-related emergencies and the effects of the opioid crisis on school-aged children, young adults, and school safety. Includes links to additional resources and information to aid in the development of school EOPs, and programs and activities to address an opioid overdose.

Sponsor: Office of Safe and Supportive Schools (OSSS)
Readiness and Emergency Management for Schools (REMS) Specialized Training Packages

Provides access to training materials to help school emergency managers train school faculty, staff, and students in emergency preparedness. Offers training on a range of specialized school emergency topics and on the process of developing high-quality emergency operation plans (EOPs). Builds knowledge and skills to help schools and school districts prevent, respond to, and recover from emergency situations. Packages include training instructions, PowerPoint presentations, tabletop exercises, supplemental materials, and resources.

Sponsor: Office of Safe and Supportive Schools (OSSS)
The Role of Districts in Developing High-Quality School Emergency Operations Plans: A Companion to the School Guide

Provides guidance to school districts in developing effective school emergency operations plans (EOPs). Describes the six-step planning process and the specific roles and responsibilities for district-level administrators and staff in developing and implementing EOPs. Includes a task checklist to help districts track their progress through the planning process. Builds on the previous Guide for Developing High-Quality School Emergency Operations Plans or School Guide.

Sponsor: Office of Safe and Supportive Schools (OSSS)