School Improvement

Stronger Connections Grant

Published: 10/23/2023 12:41 PM

The Stronger Connections Grant (SCG) Program is intended to support evidence-based school safety and climate plans, along with other evidence-based strategies for creating safe, healthy, and supportive schools.​

​SCG Program Summary​​​

​On June 25, 2022, President Biden signed the Bipartisan Safer Communities Act (BSCA), which provides $1 billion in funding to state educational agencies (SEAs) to be distributed under Title IV, Part A of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965 (ESEA). The BSCA specifies that SEAs must make competitive sub grants​ to high-need local educational agencies (LEAs), as determined by the SEA, for activities to support safe and healthy students under section 4108​ of the ESEA. The U.S. Department of Education has designated BSCA section 4108 funds as the Stronger Connections grant program to distinguish it from the regular Title IV, Part A, Student Support and Academic Enrichment Grants program, which funds a broader range of activities.

FY24 Stronger Connections Grant (SCG) RFA Awards​

The Kentucky Department of Education is pleased to announce the completion of the review process for the FY24 Stronger Connections Grant (SCG) RFA. Awards are contingent on available funding and districts/schools meeting programmatic and budgetary requirements. For questions related to the application process please contact Jennifer.bryant@education.ky.gov. For questions that are budget-related, and all other questions should be addressed to morgan.rhodes@education.ky.gov

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Morgan Rhodes
Office of Continuous Improvement and Support
Division of Student Success
300 Sower Blvd., 5th Floor 
Frankfort, KY 40601
(502) 564-4772
Fax (502) 564-7820​


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