The Office of Non-Public Education (ONPE) and the Office of Safe and Healthy Students (OSHS) are pleased to announce a joint initiative of the U.S. Department of Education, the Department of Commerce's National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), and the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) to distribute over 182,000 NOAA Public Alert Weather Radios at no cost to nonpublic schools, nonpublic school central offices, public school district offices, institutions of higher education, and preschools across the country.
One radio will be sent directly to each nonpublic school in September. As such, schools do not need to formally request a radio. The NOAA Public Alert Radio website contains the list of all schools to which a radio will be sent. If you would like to see if your school is on this list, you can search for your school by state and county as well as by using zip code. If a school is not listed, the school official can manually add the school to the database and request that a radio be sent. They can do this by clicking on the "My School is Not Listed" button to do so. The web site is located at http://public-alert-radio.nws.noaa.gov/.
- NOAA Public Alert Radio Website
- Frequently Asked Questions
- Register and License Your Device
- Program Information