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Office of Elementary and Secondary Education (OESE): Project to Support Americas Families and Educators (Project SAFE) Grant Program Assistance Listing Number (ALN) 84.184N




September 20, 2021







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Entity Types:

Independent school districts

1. Eligible Applicants: An LEA that-- a. Has adopted a policy to implement and is implementing one or more of the strategies recommended in the CDCs Guidance for COVID-19 Prevention in K-12 Schools, as may be updated. The most recent guidance incorporates the following strategies: (i) Promoting vaccination; (ii) Consistent and correct mask use; (iii) Physical distancing; (iv) Screening testing to promptly identify cases, clusters, and outbreaks; (v) Ventilation; (vi) Handwashing and respiratory etiquette;(vii) Staying home when sick and getting tested; (viii) Contact tracing, in combination with isolation and quarantine; and (ix) Cleaning and disinfection. b. Has incurred or will incur a financial penalty imposed by its SEA or other State entity, such as a reduction in funding, including but not limited to reduction in salaries for school board members or superintendents, due to implementation of one or more strategies described in paragraph (a); and c. To protect the safety and well-being of students, has continued at the time of application to implement such strategy or strategies for which the penalty was imposed and commits to maintain such strategy or strategies to the extent consistent with CDC guidance for the 2021-2022 school year.





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Note: Each funding opportunity description is a synopsis of information in the Federal Register application notice. For specific information about eligibility, please see the official application notice. The official version of this document is the document published in the Federal Register. Free Internet access to the official edition of the Federal Register and the Code of Federal Regulations is available on GPO Access at: Please review the official application notice for pre-application and application requirements, application submission information, performance measures, priorities and program contact information. For the addresses for obtaining and submitting an application, please refer to our Common Instructions for Applicants to Department of Education Discretionary Grant Programs, published in the Federal Register on February 13, 2019 (84 FR 3768), or at The Project SAFE grant program is intended to improve students safety and well-being by providing resources to local educational agencies (LEAs) that adopt and implement strategies to prevent the spread of the Novel Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) consistent with guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and that are financially penalized for doing so by their State educational agency (SEA) or other State entity. Purpose of Program: The Project SAFE grant program provides grants to eligible LEAs to improve student safety and well-being by advancing strategies consistent with CDC guidance to reduce transmission of COVID-19 in schools. To submit an application, please email the completed and signed application, along with required attachments, to The application template may be found at the following link: Assistance Listing Number (ALN): 84.184N

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