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Grants to USA State and Local Governments, Tribes, School
Districts, and Agencies to Enhance Security in Schools

School Violence Prevention Program (SVPP)

Agency Type:

Federal

Funding Source:

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U.S. Department of Justice, Office of Community Oriented Policing Services (COPS Office)

Conf. Date:

04/27/22

Deadline Date:

06/17/22 7:59 PM EDT - Grants.gov deadline; 06/21/22 7:59 PM EDT JustGrants deadline

Description:

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Grants to USA state and local governments, school systems and districts, Indian tribes, and public agencies to enhance security in K-12 schools and on school premises. Interested applicants are advised that required registrations may take several weeks to complete. Funding is intended to support programs and projects that include officer training, local law enforcement coordination, technology acquisition and installation, and other security enhancement measures.

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 goal of the School Violence Prevention Program (SVPP) is to improve security at schools and on school grounds through the implementation of evidence-based school safety programs and technology. SVPP awards will contribute to this goal by funding projects which include funding of civilian personnel to serve as coordinators with local law enforcement, training for local law enforcement officers, purchase and installation of certain allowable equipment and technology, and other measures to significantly improve school security. Anticipated outcomes of SVPP awards include: improved information sharing with local law enforcement; increased interaction and improved communications between law enforcement and school officials; reduced notification times to law enforcement; improved response time to threats and events; accurate identification of danger (without resort to discriminatory stereotypes or violating privacy) and follow- up; increased knowledge of and use of community policing principles; and increased school safety and sustainability planning efforts. For the purposes of this program, a school is defined as an elementary or secondary school, including a Bureau-funded school (as defined in section 2021 of title 25).

As a condition of funding, if awarded, recipients must conduct comprehensive school safety assessments during the grant award period for all schools involved in the project. These assessments must inform the measures necessary to improve school safety and ensure a safe and positive learning environment for students. See Federal Award Administration Section for more information.

Allowable costs can be found at https://cops.usdoj.gov/pdf/2022ProgramDocs/svpp/solicitation.pdf#page=12.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 183989

Estimated Total Program Funding:

$53,000,000

Number of Grants:

Anticipated Number of Awards: 160

Estimated Size of Grant:

Each award will be capped at $500,000 of federal funding.

Approximately $1 million of the available funding will be reserved for microgrants for school districts, including rural, tribal, and low-resourced schools. Microgrant award requests must be for $100,000 or less, and the 25% local match (cost share) requirement may be waived if fiscal need is demonstrated. Consideration for microgrant funding does not exclude your agency from other SVPP funding.

Term of Contract:

Period of Performance Start Date: October 1, 2022, 12:00 AM

Period of Performance Duration (Months): 36

The period of performance of SVPP awards will be three years (36 months) for the implementation of projects funded under this program.

Eligibility:

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

States, units of local government, Indian tribes, and their public agencies are eligible to apply. Applications should demonstrate a comprehensive approach to school safety.

The following entities are eligible to apply under this program:
States, units of local government, Indian tribes, and their public agencies, including:
- School districts, including charter school districts and school districts with a single school;
- School boards; and
- Law enforcement agencies.

The following entities are ineligible to apply as primary applicants:
- Individual schools;
- Non-profit schools, and non-profit organizations that operate schools; and
- Private schools, including private charter schools.

To advance Executive Order 13929 Safe Policing for Safe Communities, as of October 28, 2020, the Attorney General determined that all state, local, and university or college law enforcement agencies must be certified by an approved independent credentialing body or have started the certification process to be allocated FY 2022 DOJ discretionary grant funding, either as a recipient or a subrecipient. For detailed information on this new certification requirement, please visit https://cops.usdoj.gov/SafePolicingEO.

Ineligible activities can be found at https://cops.usdoj.gov/pdf/2022ProgramDocs/svpp/solicitation.pdf#page=6.

Additional eligibility requirements can be found at https://cops.usdoj.gov/pdf/2022ProgramDocs/svpp/solicitation.pdf#page=9.

Unallowable costs can be found at https://cops.usdoj.gov/pdf/2022ProgramDocs/svpp/solicitation.pdf#page=14.

Pre-proposal Conference:

Informational Webinar:
STOP School Violence Program FY2022 Solicitation on Wednesday April 27, 2022 from 1:00 - 2:30 PM ET
Live webinar co-hosted with the Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA), Office of Community Oriented Policing Services (COPS Office), and Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP) is available for interested applicants to ask questions about the FY2022 solicitations.

Register at:
https://ncss.catalog.instructure.com/courses/103544/enrollment/new

Pre-Application Information:

The FY22 School Violence Prevention Program (SVPP) will close on Tuesday, June 21, 2022, at 7:59 PM ET.

Applications will be submitted in a two-step process, each with its own deadline.
- Step 1: Submit an SF-424 and an SF-LLL in Grants.gov: Friday, June 17, 2022 (7:59 PM ET).
- Step 2: Submit the full application including attachments in JustGrants: Tuesday, June 21, 2022 (7:59 PM ET).

FY 2022 funding will cover up to 75 percent of approved projects, up to a maximum federal share of $500,000.

Registration: To submit an application, all applicants must obtain a Unique Entity Identifier (UEI) number and register online with the System for Award Management (SAM) and Grants.gov.

Submission: Completing an application is a two-step process:
- Applicants are first required to register via https://www.grants.gov, complete the SF-424 form and if applicable the SF-LLL, and submit it through the Grants.gov website.
- Once the SF-424 has been submitted via Grants.gov, the applicants will complete the full application including providing attachments in JustGrants.
- An application is not considered submitted until both of these steps are completed. For more information about registration and submission, see the “How to Apply” section of this solicitation.
- All guidance for this program is contained in this Solicitation and can also be found at https://cops.usdoj.gov/svpp. In addition to this Solicitation, the COPS Office “How to Apply” web page provides additional resources to help guide applicants through the process.

Federal regulations require that an applicant for federal funding: (1) be registered in SAM before submitting its application; provide a valid unique entity identifier in its application; and (3) continue to maintain an active SAM registration with current information at all times during which it has an active federal award or an application or plan under consideration by a federal awarding agency. The COPS Office may not make an award to an applicant until the applicant has complied with all applicable unique entity identifier and SAM requirements and, if an applicant has not fully complied with these requirements by the time the COPS Office is ready to make an award, then the COPS office may determine that the applicant is not qualified to receive an award. See 2 C.F.R. §§ 25.200, 25.205 and the Award Terms and Conditions for further information.

View the Grant Opportunity on Grants.gov:
https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=339699

View the informational webinar: https://www.nc2s.org/training/stop-school-violence-program-fy2022-solicitation/

Contact Information:

Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.

For technical assistance with submitting the SF-424, please call the Grants.gov customer service hotline at 800-518-4726, send questions via email to support@Grants.gov, or consult the Grants.gov Organization Applicant User Guide. The Grants.gov Support Hotline operates 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, except on federal holidays.

For technical support with the Justice Grants System (JustGrants) application, please contact JustGrants Support at JustGrants.Support@usdoj.gov or 833-872-5175. JustGrants Support operates Monday through Friday between the hours of 5:00 a.m. and 9:00 p.m. Eastern Time (ET) and Saturday, Sunday, and federal holidays from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. ET. Training on JustGrants can also be found at https://justicegrants.usdoj.gov/training-resources.

For programmatic assistance with the requirements of this program, please call the COPS Office Response Center at 800-421-6770 or send questions via email to AskCopsRC@usdoj.gov. The COPS Office Response Center operates Monday through Friday, 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. ET, except on federal holidays.

CFDA Number:

16.710

Funding or Pin Number:

O-COPS-2022-171214

URL for Full Text (RFP):

Geographic Focus:

USA: Alabama;   Alaska;   Arizona;   Arkansas;   California;   Colorado;   Connecticut;   Delaware;   Florida;   Georgia;   Hawaii;   Idaho;   Illinois;   Indiana;   Iowa;   Kansas;   Kentucky;   Louisiana;   Maine;   Maryland;   Massachusetts;   Michigan;   Minnesota;   Mississippi;   Missouri;   Montana;   Nebraska;   Nevada;   New Hampshire;   New Jersey;   New Mexico;   New York City;   New York;   North Carolina;   North Dakota;   Ohio;   Oklahoma;   Oregon;   Pennsylvania;   Rhode Island;   South Carolina;   South Dakota;   Tennessee;   Texas;   Utah;   Vermont;   Virginia;   Washington, DC;   Washington;   West Virginia;   Wisconsin;   Wyoming

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