Application Deadline: April 13, 2017
This program provides funding to create, develop, implement, replicate, or take to scale entrepreneurial, evidence-based, field-initiated innovations to improve achievement and attainment for high-need students, and rigorously evaluate these innovations. There are three types of grants available: early-phase, mid-phase, and expansion-phase. Learn more.
Application Deadline: April 13, 2017
Application Deadline: April 11, 2017
This program provides funding to local educational agencies interested in supporting the development and implementation of magnet schools to reduce, eliminate, or prevent minority group isolation, achieve systemic reforms, and provide all students with the opportunity to meet challenging academic standards. Learn more.
Submission Deadline: March 28, 2017
This contest invites teens to create unique 30-60 second public service announcements that educate their peers about the dangers of opioid misuse. Winners’ videos will be featured on DEA’s media platforms, and winners will receive $10,000 (first place), $5,000 (second place), or $1,000 (third place). A People’s Choice winner, selected through public vote, will win a free trip to DEA agent training. This challenge, hosted by DEA, DEA Educational Foundation, and Discovery Education, is part of Operation Prevention, an initiative to educate students about the science behind addiction and its impact on the brain and body. Learn more.
Application Deadline: March 28, 2017
This program (PDF, 44 pages) will fund collaborative Project Safe Neighborhood teams of federal, state, and local law enforcement and other community members to implement gang violence and gun crime enforcement, intervention, outreach, and prevention initiatives. Learn more (PDF, 44 pages).
Application Deadline: March 24, 2017
This program (PDF, 47 pages) will fund rigorous research to produce practical knowledge that can improve school and student safety. This solicitation includes five funding categories with varying expectations and requirements:
- Developing Novel and Innovative School Safety Programs, Practices, and Strategies
- Demonstration, Evaluation, and Validation Tests for School Safety
- Expanding the Use of Effective Interventions Through Scaling-up
- Research on School Safety
- Understanding School Safety in Tribal Schools
Learn more (PDF, 47 pages).
This resource (PDF, 8 pages) can guide youth- and young adult-led organizations that want to make policy changes in the mental health system. Developed by the Research and Training Center for Pathways to Positive Futures and Portland State University, it contains recommendations and quotes from a series of interviews with young adult leaders from advocacy groups that focus on mental health challenges or living in foster care. Learn more (PDF, 8 pages).
These regulations (PDF, 383 pages) will guide the development of the accountability, data reporting, and state plan provisions of the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA). The regulations will focus on supporting states in using flexibility to provide a high-quality, well-rounded education and ensure equity remains at the core of implementation. Learn more (PDF, 383 pages).
This report is the first to be issued by a federal agency that comprehensively reviews the public health issue of electronic cigarettes and their impact on young people. Using evidence gathered from studies that included young adolescents, adolescents, and young adults, this report confirms there is no acceptable level of nicotine when it comes to these populations and the aerosol from e-cigarettes is not harmless. The report website also offers tools for parents and a public service announcement. Learn more.
This update to the Web-based Injury Statistics Query and Reporting System (WISQARS) includes 2008–2014 fatal injury mapping data. The mapping module allows public health and other professionals in the injury prevention field to produce customized, color-coded maps depicting injury-related death rates throughout the U.S. Learn more.
This campaign aims to change the culture of mental health in the U.S. by raising awareness about the five signs of emotional suffering and addressing common barriers to understanding these conditions. Developed in partnership with Give an Hour, the campaign website offers public service announcements, social media posts, and posters the public can use to spread the word. Learn more.
This blog post announces the anticipated spring 2017 name change of AIDS.gov to HIV.gov. The post also discusses the reasons behind the renaming, which include scientific advancements in treatment and prevention, changes in the information people are searching for, and the evolving way in which people living with AIDS and HIV describe themselves. Learn more.
This bulletin (PDF, 12 pages) discusses key findings from the Technology Harassment Victimization study. Conducted between December 2013 and March 2014, this study examined technology-involved harassment within the context of other types of youth victimization and risk factors. Learn more (PDF, 12 pages).
This website is a comprehensive, interactive resource for professionals working with military families. It provides a searchable database that categorizes information on the effectiveness of programs covering a wide variety of risk and protective factors. Program submissions are accepted from military and civilian professionals and are reviewed for placement on a continuum of evidence and inclusion on the Clearinghouse website. Learn more.
This website provides articles highlighting resources on research, program strategies, federal news, and funding opportunities. Articles include coverage of important decreases in homelessness and the 2017 Point in Time Count, free online training on Pathways to Adulthood, and a free tool to assess LGBTQ inclusiveness in homeless youth-serving agencies. Learn more.
This toolkit includes 10 free training modules for service providers who work with youth and young adults, ages 14-29, who have mental health challenges, and their families. Developed by the Pathways Transition Training Partnership and the Research and Training Center for Pathways to Positive Futures, this training can enhance service providers’ skills to engage with young people, collaborate with families, and work with the agencies and systems in which young people are involved. Learn more.
This report provides estimates of the number and percentage of homeschooled students in the U.S. in 2012 and provides historical context with overall estimates of homeschooling in the U.S. since 1999. It also describes demographics of homeschoolers, reasons parents choose homeschooling, and parent reports on curriculum sources, online learning, and math and science subjects children have been taught since starting homeschooling. Learn more.
This report (PDF, 94 pages) provides key data that illustrate the educational inequities and opportunity gaps that continue to exist for students of color and low-income students in accessing and completing a quality postsecondary education. It also highlights the Obama Administration’s efforts to promote diversity in institutions of higher education, and provides recommendations for states, colleges, and universities to promote higher education access and inclusion for all students. Learn more (PDF, 94 pages).