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Safety and Security Guidelines
Partner Alliance for Safer Schools (PASS)
First established in 2014, the Partner Alliance for Safer Schools (PASS) brings together expertise from the education, public safety, and industry communities to develop and support a coordinated approach to making effective use of proven security practices specific to K-12 environments, and informed decisions on security investments.
The mission of PASS is to provide school administrators, school boards and public safety and security professionals with information, tools and insight needed to implement a tiered approach to securing and enhancing the safety of school environments based on their individual needs, nationwide best practices, and making the most effective use of resources available.
PASS supports efforts by communities throughout the United States to provide and sustain an effective level of security appropriate to each district and K-12 facility, recognizing that making schools safer is both achievable and urgently needed.
Safety and Security Guidelines for K-12 Schools
The PASS Guidelines identify and classify best practices for securing K-12 facilities in response to urgent needs for information identified by the education community. The guidelines include:
- Specific actions that can effectively raise the baseline of security.
- Vetted security practices specific to K-12 environments.
- Objective, reliable information on available safety and security technology.
- Assessment of current security measures against nationwide best practices.
- Multiple options for addressing security needs identified, based on available resources.
- How to distinguish needed and effective solutions from sales pitches on unnecessary products.
Download the PASS Safety and Security Guidelines 6th Edition
Available Government Grant Assistance Programs
Urban Areas Security Initiative
With $615 million in available funds, the UASI program assists high-threat, high-density Urban Areas to prepare and protect against disasters and emergencies.
Operation Stonegarden Grant
With $90 million in available funds, the OPSG program supports enhanced coordination among local, tribal, territorial, state and federal law enforcement agencies in a joint mission to secure borders.
State Homeland Security Program
With $415 million in available funds, the SHSP program assists state, local, tribal, and territorial efforts to build, sustain, and deliver the capabilities necessary to prepare and protect against acts of terrorism.
Emergency Management Performance Grant
With $355.1 million in available funds, the EMPG provides grants to states to help assist state, local, territorial, and tribal governments in preparing for all hazards.
Port Security Grant Program
With $100 million in available funds, the PSGP provides funding to port authorities, facility operators, and State and local agencies for activities associated with port-wide risk management efforts.
Transit Security Grant Program
With $93 million in available funds, the TSGP provides funding eligible public transportation systems to protect critical infrastructure and traveling public from terrorism.
Tribal Homeland Security Grant Program
With $15 million in available funds, the THSGP supports the building, sustainment and delivery of core capabilities to enable tribes to strengthen their capacity to prepare and protect against acts of terrorism and other hazards.
Nonprofit Security Grants Program
With $250 million in available funds, the NSGP provides funding for physical security enhancements and other security-related activities to nonprofit organizations that are at high risk of a terrorist attack.