Safer Schools Initiative

The Safer Schools Initiative is a Global Grid for Learning strategic impact initiative centered around keeping students safe in schools. Corporate sponsors sustain the cost of these and many other programs so that schools can have the best tools available. The annual total grant value is estimated to exceed $25 million annually if fully realized. Schools and districts worldwide may become a GG4L member and apply to qualify for an in-kind grant that will fund one school or district choice pre-integrated innovative school safety EdTech solution. Over 45 global providers have been identified to date with deployment and usage at no cost to the schools for the school-year program term.*

The On-Demand Grant enables schools and districts around the world to assess their progress against implementing best practices for school safety. Then, schools can discover EdTech solutions that can save time and money, make them more effective and efficient, and APPLY for an in-kind grant that allows them to select any vendor’s solution in the Safer Schools catalog of curated EdTech solutions for the use of the school year.

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Safer Schools Initiative On-Demand Grant Now Available

The Safer Schools Initiative, led by Global Grid for Learning (GG4L) and McREL, a Regional Educational Laboratory (REL), is an in-kind grant available worldwide that is focused on EdTech applications that support a safer school environment in order to enable teaching and learning. Solutions range across the seven research-based domains from campus security, physical health and wellness, emotional and behavioral health, emergency preparedness and management, digital safety, community engagement, and healthy school and district culture. If you are a vendor in this space, contact us to join this initiative. If you are a school or district, apply for a grant today.

Safer Schools Sponsors

Campus Security

DirectSchool
E-hallpass
QManager
ScholarChip
Silent Dismissal
Silent Dismissal

Digital Safety

Campus Suite
Lightspeed Systems Relay Filter
Mobile Guardian
SAFE SCHOOLz
SchoolBlocks

Emergency Preparedness & Management

CrisisGo
Maptelligent
SilentSOS

Emotional & Behavioral Health

Academic Window
Bloomsights
Bright SPED
Intervention Compass
Relay by Lightspeed Systems
Mightifier
SEL Adventures
SEL Adventures
Suite360

Parent Engagement

Actionaly
ParentSquare

Physical Health & Wellness

Bright CARE
KidSafe
SEL Adventures
Suite360

What Grant Recipients say about the Safer Schools Program Grants

  • We found out about the GG4L Grant Program from a vendor and were a bit skeptical given our past experiences with school grants. We were pleasantly surprised with the simplicity of the application process, being contacted by GG4L right away and receiving quick approval of the grant. We will use grant funding for more projects this coming year.

    Jim Morrill

    Director of Technology at Regional School Unit 25, ME
  • Receiving funding from the GG4L Grant Program enabled us to offset the cost of deploying new technology. The GG4L supported catalog of applications also helped us make decisions about which solutions to deploy.

    Dave Termunde

    Chief Technology Officer at Arbor Park School District, IL
  • The GG4L Grant Program has made it possible to achieve our safety goals for classroom management and web filtering. GG4L was easy to work with and the grant process was simple and easy to enter into.

    Luke Childs

    Director of Technology at Escalon Unified School District, CA

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