U.S. Department of Justice, Office of Community Oriented Policing Services (COPS Office)
06/15/21 7:59 PM EDT - Grants.gov deadline; JustGrants application deadline is 6/22/21 at 7:59 PM EDT.
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.
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. Anticipated outcomes of SVPP awards include:
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).
Applicants that have experienced high rates of gun violence, firearms seizures, and gun-related incidents on school grounds will be given priority consideration—with an emphasis placed on efforts to improve the training and coordination of law enforcement to support and enhance the continuum of wraparound services for students.
SVPP will provide funding for the following school safety measures in and around K-12 (primary and secondary) schools and school grounds:
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:
For allowable costs, see p. 11 of the Instructions document listed in Attached Files below.
GrantWatch ID#: 183989
The COPS Office anticipates making approximately 160 SVPP awards.
Each award will be capped at $500,000 of federal funding.
Microgrants: 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 the applicant agency from other SVPP funding.
The period of performance of SVPP awards will be three years (36 months) for the implementation of projects funded under this program.
Period of Performance Start Date: October 1, 2021, 12:00 AM
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, or send questions via email to support@Grants.gov.
For technical assistance with submitting the full application in JustGrants, contact the JustGrants Service Desk at JustGrants.Support@usdoj.gov or 833-872-5175.
For programmatic and general assistance with the solicitation requirements, contact the COPS Office Response Center at 800-421-6770 or by email at AskCOPSRC@usdoj.gov.
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