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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
District of New Hampshire

Thursday, March 19, 2020

New Hampshire U.S. Attorney Announces More Than $83 Million Available to Support School Safety

            Concord – U.S. Attorney Scott W. Murray of New Hampshire today announced 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.

            “Children should be able to attend school in a safe environment where they focus on learning, not fear of tragic events,” said U.S. Attorney Murray.  “These grants will assist communities in improving the security of children and school staff so that schools can focus on their education mission.”

            “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 Department of Justice is front and center in the fight to meet this challenge. OJP is making historic amounts of grant funding available to ensure that our communities have access to innovative and diverse solutions.”

            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



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Updated March 19, 2020