Welcome to The Global Grid for Learning™ (GG4L™) on-demand Grant application for the Safer Schools in America Impact Initiative (SSIA),and thank you for wanting to be part of this important work! The SSIA ON-Demand Grant is an in-kind grant with a total estimated value of $15million annually if fully realized. It is focused on EdTech applications that support a safer school environment in order to enable teaching and learning. Solutions range across the 7 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.
The on-Demand Grant enables schools and districts to ASSESS their progress implementing best practices for school safety using technology, DISCOVER validated EdTech solutions that can save them time and money and make them more efficient and effective, and APPLY for an in-kind grant that allows them to select any vendor’s solution in the Safer School Catalog of curated EdTech solutions for the use of the school year.
Our goal is to make it possible for schools and districts to have access to the best EdTech that can solve their needs.
What should I expect?
GG4L Member school and districts worldwide may apply and qualify for the grant which will fund 1 school for 1 year of a school choice pre-integrated school safety EdTech solution. Over 45 providers have been identified to date with deployment and usage at no cost to the school for the school-year program term**.
The application takes less than 10 minutes to complete and approval takes less than 24 hours. Once you submit your application, you will receive an email confirmation.
Upon approval you or your district will be asked to acknowledge the grant, become a Member at no cost, complete the integration of GG4L Connect and Passport for the chosen school or schools in order to implement the selected vendor solution and commit to fully implementing the solution you have selected. Anonymized and disaggregated usage data and/or surveys will be collected for determining the impact of the initiative.
** Please note that selection of a vendor may have additional hardware or professional services costs associated with it.
If you have questions please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
This application should be filled in and submitted by a district representative with signatory authority for the grant.
Grant Application Safer Schools Initiative:
The Safer Schools in America Impact Initiative is aimed at supporting students, educators and parents by addressing the activities and conditions that impact teaching and learning. School safety can be defined as the expansive range of activities needed to foster safer school environments, including emotional, physical and digital safety, emergency preparedness, school facilities, culture, and community engagement. It includes reducing bullying, violence, physical abuse, vandalism, and substance abuse. School safety also includes examining physical conditions such as school building design, lights, locks, alarms, as well as threats that are the result of technology vulnerabilities. It also requires preparing students and adults for emergency readiness and the management of potentially dangerous situations and addressing the communications of those situations during and after the emergency.
This application should be filled in and submitted by a district representative with signatory authority for the grant:
Please take a minute to review a few of the most commonly asked questions about our Impact Initiative grantmaking:
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