$8M for Oregon Schools: Federal grants for student safety

$8M for Oregon Schools: Federal grants for student safety

Oregon schools will receive $8,265,004 million in federal grant funding to help provide students with safe and supportive learning environments and opportunities to help foster their success.

The funding comes from the Bipartisan Safer Communities Act (BSCA) which provided $1 billion for state education agencies (SEAs) to make grants to provide students with safer and healthier learning environments.

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Oregon's U.S. Senators Jeff Merkley and Ron Wyden have announced the funding.

"Parents and students deserve the peace of mind that while at school students are safe and being cared for, while also gaining the important skills and knowledge that will support them throughout their schooling and adult lives," Merkley said. "This funding from the Bipartisan Safer Communities Act will go a long way in promoting the wellbeing of Oregon's students and providing them with the crucial supports needed for their long-term success."

"Oregon students and their families must be able to know schools are safe places where children can learn free of violence, bullying and hate," Wyden said. "This federal investment from the Bipartisan Safer Communities Act will help provide opportunities for students as well as the knowledge for their families that the classroom is a place where education comes first."

The funding comes from the Bipartisan Safer Communities Act (BSCA) which provided $1 billion for state education agencies (SEAs) to make grants to provide students with safer and healthier learning environments.