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Safe Haven Schools

School Safe Haven matching grant program
Funding: Indiana Safe Schools Fund (IC 5-2-10.1)

Status: Open

The School Safe Haven matching grant enables public schools and public charter schools in Indiana to carry out bullying prevention programs in an effort to reduce physical and online bullying. Ultimately, the goal is to help schools create a safe physical and social environment in which students are able to learn and thrive.

For the 2021-2022 school year, the Indiana Criminal Justice Institute is encouraging projects in the following areas:

  • Offer students and staff opportunities to develop the skills and strategies necessary to prevent bullying and potential bullying situations in digital and physical spaces. These skills and strategies should also reduce alcohol, tobacco and drug use, reduce violent behavior, and promote educational progress.
  • Enable schools to identify and acquire the programs and resources necessary to apply research-based models and proven practices for curriculum, policies, procedures, and instruction that mitigate bullying in digital and physical spaces. These programs and resources should also reduce alcohol, tobacco and drug use, reduce violent behavior, and promote educational progress.
  • Assist schools in developing a cyberbullying prevention framework in order to promote the safety and well-being of students.

Only evidence-based programs that work to prevent physical and online bullying will be considered. Additionally, Safe Haven subgrantees must provide a 1:1 cash match for all Safe Haven funds (no "in-kind" match will be accepted), and the grants must enhance or expand, not replace, existing funds. School Safe Haven is a reimbursement-based program. Funds cannot be used for equipment, threat assessments or school resource officers. The award period for this grant cycle is July 1, 2021 – June 30, 2022.

School Safe Haven RFP

How to apply

Applications must be submitted electronically through IntelliGrants and are due by Wednesday, May 26, 2021, at 11:59pm (ET). For technical assistance with IntelliGrants, contact the ICJI Help Desk at CJIHelpDesk@cji.in.gov, or for assistance with this solicitation, please contact the ICJI Youth Division Grant Manager Adam Winkler at AdWinkler@cji.IN.gov or 317-234-6121.