Up to $25 million to improve school security
Funding Opportunity Number: COPS-SVPP-Application-2019
CFDA Number(s): 16.710
Grant Deadline: May 31, 2019
Implement evidence-based school safety programs
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.
What this grant does for your agency
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
- 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
Agencies awarded the FY 2019 School Violence Prevention Program (SVPP) receive grants up to $500,000.
Up to $25 million is available through this year’s COPS School Violence Prevention Program (SVPP).
Only a limited number of grants will be awarded.
For full eligibility details, see the Grant Guidelines.
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.
About the Office of Community Oriented Policing Services (COPS Office)
The Office of Community Oriented Policing Services (COPS Office) is the component of the U.S. Department of Justice responsible for advancing the practice of community policing by the nation’s state, local, territorial, and tribal law enforcement agencies through information and grant resources.
The COPS Office awards grants to hire community policing professionals, develop and test innovative policing strategies, and provide training and technical assistance to community members, local government leaders, and all levels of law enforcement. Since 1994, the COPS Office has invested more than $14 billion to help advance community policing. More
Grant applications are due no later than 7:59 p.m. EST, Fri., May 31, 2019.