Kelly Joins Advisory Board to Help School Districts Access Funding from the Bipartisan Safer Communities Act

The Greenlights Grant Initiative is a project of the just keep livin Foundation

Sen. Kelly is part of a bipartisan, bicameral group of legislators invited to serve on the board

Today, Arizona Senator Mark Kelly joined the Greenlights Grant Initiative Congressional Advisory Board alongside bipartisan colleagues from the House and Senate to help connect school districts nationwide to the billions of dollars in funding from the Bipartisan Safer Communities Act.  

The initiative is a first-of-its-kind, non-partisan, nationwide program focused on making sure school districts have the information about how to apply and can access federal school safety grants. These grants include resources for mental health services and school security improvements.  

“As one of the senators who negotiated the Bipartisan Safer Communities Act, I’ve been working to protect our children and families so they can feel safe as they go about their day-to-day lives, whether it’s a trip to the neighborhood store, their place of worship or in their schools,” said Senator Kelly. “This is an important effort to help school districts in Arizona and across the country navigate the grant process and benefit from much-needed federal dollars.”  


The Greenlights Grant Initiative, a project of the just keep livin Foundation founded by Camila and Matthew McConaughey, officially launched today and focuses on three areas: education, support, and advocacy. The advisory board members include co-chairs Sen. John Cornyn (R-TX), Sen. Kyrsten Sinema (I-AZ), Chris Murphy (D-CT), Sen. Thom Tillis (R-NC), Rep. James E. Clyburn, and Rep. Tony Gonzales (R-TX), in addition to advisory council members Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC), Sen. Joe Manchin (D-WV), Sen. Richard Blumenthal (D-CT), Sen. Cory Booker (D-NJ), Sen. Mark Kelly, and Rep. Henry Cuellar (D-TX).