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

Deadline: July 23, 2018

The STOP School Violence Prevention and Mental Health Training Program will support 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 incorporate both. Applicants are encouraged to design their applications to meet their localized 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 their response to related mental health concerns.

Applicants must apply through one of the following categories:

  • Category 1: A state with a population greater than 5,000,000
  • Category 2: A state with a population of less than 5,000,000
  • Category 3: An urban area or large county defined as having a population greater than 500,000
  • Category 4: A suburban area or medium-sized county defined as having a population between 100,000 and 500,000
  • Category 5: A rural area or small county defined as having a population of less than 100,000
  • Category 6: A federally recognized Indian tribe

The program will provide training to teachers and education to students with the intent to prevent student violence and/or to provide specialized training for school officials in responding to related mental health crises that may precipitate violent attacks on school grounds. Deliverables include:

  • Training sessions for teachers and school personnel designed to prevent student violence
  • Education sessions for students with the intent to prevent violence
  • Training sessions for school officials related to responding to related mental health crises that may precipitate violent attacks on school grounds
  • Documentation of all training and education sessions conducted under the award

Amount: A total of $26,000,000 is available to make awards, as follows:

  • Category 1: 6 awards of up to $1,000,000 each
  • Category 2: 8 awards of up to $500,000 each
  • Category 3: 18 awards of up to $500,000 each
  • Category 4: 16 awards of up to $250,000 each
  • Category 5: 16 awards of up to $150,000 each
  • Category 6: 6 awards of up to $100,000 each

The performance period is for 36 months. Applicants must identify the source of a 25 percent non-federal portion with either cash or in-kind services.

Eligibility: States, units of local government, and federally recognized Indian tribes. Applicants may use the grant to contract with or make one or more subawards to one or more:

  • Local educational agencies
  • Nonprofit organizations, excluding schools
  • Units of local government or tribal organizations

Link: https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=306024

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