Actor Matthew McConaughey has introduced the Greenlights Grant Initiative to help schools access more than $1 billion in federal funding for school security and child wellbeing. The initiative will aid underresourced districts in navigating the grant application process, provide grantwriters for assistance, and advocate for long-term improvements.
McConaughey’s initiative will focus on competitive federal grants, including those funded by the Bipartisan Safer Communities Act, and a menu of others posted on the Greenlights Grant Initiative website. The Just Keep Livin’ Foundation, founded by the actor and his wife, Camila, to support afterschool programs, will run the funding program. The initiative will receive support from AASA, the School Superintendents Association; software and customer service company Salesforce; and the established federal grants consulting firm McAllister and Quinn.