NEW! BJA, COPS ANNOUNCES STOP SCHOOL VIOLENCE PROGRAMS GRANT SOLICITATIONS
Up to $72.15 million is now available in grant funding opportunities through the School Violence Prevention Program. Authorized by the STOP School Violence Act of 2018, these funds are available across three separate grant solicitation programs managed by the Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA) and the Office of Community Oriented Policing Services (COPS). Federally-recognized tribes, tribal consortia, and Alaska villages are eligible to apply for the following grant opportunities:
BJA STOP School Violence Threat Assessment and Technology Reporting Program
Among its provisions, the STOP School Violence Act of 2018 authorized BJA to manage a grant program that would support efforts by state and local units of government and federally-recognized Indian tribes to prevent and reduce school violence. This solicitation specifically seeks applications that address the development and operation of school threat assessment and crisis intervention teams and the development of technology for local or regional anonymous reporting systems. This technology may be in the form of an app, hotline, or website. The proposed technology solutions may be those that could be used during an incident to assist in securing the safety of those involved, to include sharing information with first responders. Up to $21.15 million is available under this funding opportunity. Applications are due July 23, 2018. For more information, visit https://www.bja.gov/SSVthreat18.
BJA STOP School Violence Prevention and Mental Health Training Program
Among its provisions, the Student, Teachers, and Officers Preventing (STOP) School Violence Act of 2018 authorized BJA to manage a grant program that would support efforts by state and local units of government and federally recognized Indian tribes to prevent and reduce school violence. This solicitation specifically seeks applications that address training school personnel and educating students to prevent student violence and training school officials in responding to related mental health crises. Up to $26 million is available under this funding opportunity. Applications are due July 23, 2018. For more information, visit https://www.bja.gov/SSVtraining18.
COPS School Violence Prevention Program
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. Up to $25 million is available through this year’s COPS School Violence Prevention Program (SVPP). SVPP funding will provide up to 75% funding for the following school safety measures:
- 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
Applications are due July 30, 2018. For more information, please visit https://cops.usdoj.gov/default.asp?Item=2958.
Bureau of Justice Assistance Announces New Grant Opportunities
The Bureau of Justice Assistance has recently announced a series of grant funding opportunities that are open for application to Native American tribes and tribal consortia, Alaskan Villages, law enforcement, and other communities. These funding programs range from the National Sexual Assault Kit Initiative, to the Community-based Adult Reentry Program, Innovative Prosecution Solutions for Combating Violent Crime and Illegal Opioids, and more. To learn more about this funding opportunities and application details, visit the BJA website at: https://www.bja.gov/funding.aspx.
To improve the crime-fighting and criminal justice administration capabilities of tribal, state, and local governments, we must ensure that tribes and communities have access to additional resources. Provided are links to funding opportunities available from The Justice Department and from the federal government.
The federal government has established Grants.gov, which is the single access point for competitive discretionary funding opportunities offered by all federal agencies. Grants.gov allows organizations to electronically find and apply for more than $400 billion in Federal grants.
The Office of Justice Programs (OJP), is the office of the U.S. Department of Justice that provides innovative leadership to federal, state, local, and tribal justice systems by disseminating state-of-the art knowledge and practices across America, and providing grants for the implementation of these crime fighting strategies.
COPS — the Office of Community Oriented Policing Services — is the office of the U.S. Department of Justice that advances the practice of community policing in America’s state, local and tribal law enforcement agencies.
The Office on Violence Against Women (OVW), a component of the U.S. Department of Justice, is to provide federal leadership in developing the nation’s capacity to reduce violence against women and administer justice for and strengthen services to victims of domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault, and stalking.