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Top The Safe Schools/Healthy Students (SS/HS) Initiative
In this section, you’ll find important information about the SS/HS Initiative. View the information and resources by clicking on the links to the left or highlighted below.
About the Initiative
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A Comprehensive Approach to Youth Violence Prevention
The SS/HS Initiative is a unique Federal grant-making program designed to prevent violence and substance abuse among our Nation's youth, schools, and communities.

Current Initiatives
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Updated Local Initiative Map
To assist with your grant application, the SS/HS local initiative map has been updated with information on previously and currently funded local initiatives, including grant consortium members.
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News & Announcements
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Apply for SAMHSA Grants Online
SAMHSA announces that organizations can now electronically find and apply for competitive federal grant opportunities at

The President's Plan to Reduce Gun Violence
On January 16, 2013, the President put forward a specific plan to protect our children and communities by reducing gun violence. The plan combines executive actions and calls for legislative action that would help keep guns out of the wrong hands, ban assault and high-capacity magazines, make our schools safer, and increase access to mental health services. View the full report

Prevention Resources
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Web Sites and Federal Publications on Youth Violence Prevention
Browse more than 50 Web sites and Federal documents covering important issues around youth and school violence prevention. Find out more about violence prevention programs, organizations and agencies supporting prevention, and the reports released by the Federal government.

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Last Updated on 1/27/2015