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U.S. Department of Justice: STOP School Violence Prevention and Mental Health Training Program

Deadline: June 18, 2019

The Student, Teachers, and Officers Preventing (STOP) School Violence Act Program supports state, local, and tribal jurisdictions in improving efforts to reduce violent crime through the creation of school safety training and mental health programs for school personnel and students which address violence in schools.

The STOP School Violence Prevention and Mental Health Training Program will address:

  1. Training school personnel and educating students to prevent student violence
  2. Development and operation of anonymous reporting systems concerning threats of school violence, including mobile telephone applications, hotlines, and websites
  3. Development and operation of school threat assessment and mental health intervention teams that may include coordination with law enforcement agencies and school personnel

This Program seeks applications that: (a) address the training of school personnel and the education of students to prevent student violence; and/or (b) fund specialized training for school officials responding to related mental health crises. Applicants may focus on either (a) or (b) separately, or they may address both issues. Applicants are encouraged to design applications to meet local needs regarding the prevention of school violence and response(s) to related mental health crises. Applicants should develop a strong and compelling proposal that details how they will address improving staff/student violence prevention efforts and respond to related mental health concerns.

Amount: Dependent upon category, as follows:

  • Category 1: A state with a population of greater than 5,000,000. Approximately 11 awards of up to $1,000,000 each will be made.
  • Category 2: A state with a population of fewer than 5,000,000. Approximately 12 awards of up to $500,000 each will be made.
  • Category 3: An urban area or large county with a population of greater than 500,000. Approximately 15 awards of up to $500,000 each will be made.
    Category 4: A suburban area or medium-sized county with a population of between 100,000 and 500,000. Approximately 21 awards of up to $250,000 each will be made.
  • Category 5: A rural area or small county with a population of fewer than 100,000. Approximately 25 awards of up to $150,000 each will be made.
  • Category 6: A federally recognized Indian tribe. Approximately six awards of up to $100,000 each will be made.

Eligibility: States, units of local government, federally recognized Indian tribes, and public agencies.

Link: https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=315019

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