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The purpose of the SS/HS State Planning and Community Pilot Cooperative Agreements is to create safe and supportive schools and communities by bringing the SS/HS model to scale. SS/HS funds are intended to support the development and implementation of a comprehensive plan of activities, services, and strategies to decrease youth violence and promote the healthy development of children and youth. The expectation is that these grants will facilitate wide-scale adoption and operation of the SS/HS Initiative and build state- and community-level partnerships among educational, behavioral health, and criminal/juvenile justice systems that promote systems integration and policy change and sustainable policies, infrastructure, services, and supports.
As part of the application process, the state/tribe will select three local pilot communities to partner with to develop and implement a comprehensive plan. Together the local pilot communities and state/tribe are expected to improve collaboration across all child, youth, and family serving organizations, improve access to the availability of evidence-based prevention and wellness promotion practices, and focus on both school-based and community-wide strategies to prevent violence and promote the healthy development of children and youth.
Fast Facts
Eligibility Eligible applicants are the state Education Authority (SEA) or state Mental Health Authority (SMHA) in states, territories, and the District of Columbia; and, federally recognized American Indian/Alaskan Native Tribes and tribal organizations.
Estimated Number of Awards Seven (7)
Estimated Award Amount Up to $2,214,000 per year
Length of Project Period Four years
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Announcement of Pre-Application Webinar
Safe Schools/Healthy Students State Planning, Local Education Agency, and Local Community Cooperative Agreements
The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) hosted an informational technical assistance webinar for prospective applicants interested in applying for this program. The webinar was held on Tuesday June 11, 2013, to view the webinar, click on the following link - SSHS_Webinar_06112013.wmv

Apply for a Safe Schools/Healthy Students Grant
The Safe Schools/Healthy Students Framework Tool was created over the past twelve years based on the experiences of SS/HS grantees and evaluations of the SS/HS Initiative. The Framework can be used as a planning process and a tool to guide the development of the SS/HS comprehensive plan, assuring that appropriate services and interventions will be identified. The SS/HS Framework has three components: the five SS/HS Elements, Strategic Approaches, and Guiding Principles. Used together, the three components assist with the identification of strategies and services for each of the five SS/HS Elements that link to strategic approaches and guiding principles.
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