U.S. Department of Justice: STOP School Violence Grant Program
The STOP School Violence Grant Program is designed to improve school security by providing students and teachers with the tools they need to recognize, respond quickly to, and help prevent acts of violence. Eligible applicants may apply under one or more of the following purpose areas:
- Train school personnel and educate students on preventing student violence against others and themselves to include anti-bullying training. This can also include specialized training for school officials to respond to mental health crises.
- Develop and implement threat assessment and/or intervention teams to operate technology solutions such as anonymous reporting systems for threats of school violence, including mobile telephone applications, hotlines, and websites. These teams must coordinate with law enforcement agencies and school personnel.
The goal of this program is to address specific areas of concern related to preventing and reducing school violence. The program’s objective is to increase school safety by implementing training and school threat assessments and/or intervention teams to identify school violence risks among students; technological solutions such as anonymous reporting technology that can be implemented as a mobile phone-based app, a hotline, or a website in the applicant’s geographic area to enable students, teachers, faculty, and community members to anonymously identify threats of school violence; or other school safety strategies that assist in preventing violence.
Amount: Approximately $10,000,000 is available to make up to 20 awards of up to $500,000 each for Purpose Area 1 and up to $750,000 each for Purpose Area 2.
Eligibility: Public agencies (school districts, towns, cities and municipalities, individual schools, police departments, sheriff’s departments, mental health service providers, health departments); Federally recognized Indian tribes; and nonprofit entities, including private schools.
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