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U.S. Attorney: More than $83 Million Available To Support School Safety

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, District of Kansas

KANSAS CITY, KAN. – U.S. Attorney Stephen McAllister announced today that more than $83 million in Department of Justice grants is available to help communities improve school security and protect students, teachers and faculty from threats of violence.


“School violence is no longer an abstract threat but has become a tragic reality in too many of America’s communities. Moving to meet this challenge is among the Administration’s top domestic priorities,” said Katharine T. Sullivan, Principal Deputy Assistant Attorney General for the Office of Justice Programs.


The funding is available through OJP, the federal government’s leading source of public safety funding and crime victim assistance in state, local and tribal jurisdictions. OJP’s programs support a wide array of activities and services, including programs designed to tighten school security and improve the reporting of threats. 


A number of funding opportunities for school safety are currently open, with another opening in the near future: 


Research and Evaluation on School Safety

Total Available $5 million                                  Deadline 4/13/2020      


STOP Act School Violence Program (FY20)

Total Available $71.4 million                    Deadline 4/13/2020


Strategies to Support Children Exposed to Violence

Total Available $7 million                                           Deadline 4/27/2020


For more information regarding all OJP funding opportunities, visit

Updated March 19, 2020