Through Dec. 19, the U.S. Department of Education is seeking public comment on the draft FAQs related to the Stronger Connections grant program, which is part of the Bipartisan Safer Communities Act.

Stronger Connections recognizes “that local evidence-based school safety and climate plans, along with other evidence-based strategies for creating safe, healthy and supportive schools, depend on meaningful engagement between school and LEA leaders and students, parents, families and community members, and strong relationships between students and adults,” reads the introduction to the draft.

The FAQs “are designed to assist SEAs and LEAs in guiding effective use of Stronger Connections funds to create safe, healthy and supportive learning environments and respond to inquiries the [U.S. DOE] has received from SEAs, LEAs and students and families, about program implementation.”

To view the FAQs and for instructions on how to submit comments, click here.

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