April 3, 2019

COPS School Violence Prevention-Due May 31

U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) COPS School Violence Prevention Program

More Details and Application information. 

Due: May 31, 2019

The Students, Teachers, and Officers Preventing School Violence Act of 2018 (STOP School Violence Act of 2018) gave the COPS Office authority to provide awards directly to states, units of local government, or Indian tribes to improve security at schools and on school grounds in the jurisdiction of the grantee through evidence-based school safety programs.

SVPP funding will provide up to 75% funding for the following school safety measures in and around K-12 (primary and secondary) schools and school grounds:
Coordination with law enforcement
Training for local law enforcement officers to prevent student violence against others and self
Metal detectors, locks, lighting, and other deterrent measures
Technology for expedited notification of local law enforcement during an emergency
Any other measure that the COPS Office determines may provide a significant improvement in security.

The following school safety measures will be available through the Bureau of Justice Assistance’s (BJA’s) section of the STOP School Violence Act of 2018:
Development and operation of anonymous reporting systems
Hotlines
Internet websites
Mobile telephone applications
Development and operation of a school threat assessment
Specialized training for school officials in responding to mental health crises
Training for school personnel and students to prevent student violence against others and self
Any other measure the BJA determines may provide a significant improvement in security.

Eligibility:  Applications for SVPP must be submitted by a state, tribe, or local unit of 'general' government (city, county, township, etc.), or public agencies (school districts, police departments, sheriff’s departments). Recipients of SVPP funding must use funding for the benefit of K-12, primary and secondary schools and students. Awards will be provided directly to states, units of local government, Indian tribes, or public agencies.

Award recipients may contract with or make sub-awards to local educational agencies, nonprofit organizations (excluding schools), units of local government, or tribal organizations.

Program Contact Phone: (800) 421-6770