U.S. Department of Justice: Community Oriented Policing Services STOP School Violence – School Violence Prevention Program
The Community Oriented Policing Services (COPS) Office STOP School Violence: School Violence Prevention Program (SVPP) provides funding to improve security at schools and on school grounds in the jurisdiction of the grantee through evidence-based school safety programs. SVPP funding is available under the following purpose areas:
- Coordination with local law enforcement
- Training for local law enforcement officers to prevent student violence against others and self
- Placement and use of metal detectors, locks, lighting, and other deterrent measures
- Acquisition and installation of technology for expedited notification of local law enforcement during an emergency
- Any other measure that, in the determination of the COPS Director, may provide a significant improvement in security
Amount: A total of $25,000,000 is available to make 60 awards that range up to $500,000. The project period is two years. Applicants are required to contribute a local cash match of a minimum of 25 percent towards the total cost of the approved project during the award period.
Eligibility: States, units of local government, and Indian tribes. Awarded entities may use funds to contract or make subawards to the following: local educational agencies; nonprofit organizations (excluding schools); and units of local government or tribal organizations.
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