DOJ asks for letters of interest for school safety grants

Following the signing into law of the school safety legislation that creates a $100 million grant program for schools, Attorney General Brad Schimel issued a statement that included the following:

“Until the formal grant application is finalized, any school that is interested in applying for grant funding may submit a short letter of interest to the DOJ at, identifying the following information: (1) a single point of contact for the school along with contact information; (2) the type of school safety project you hope to implement; (3) the name of the law enforcement agency that will review and approve your project; (4) an approximate dollar amount of the grant you plan to request; (5) whether your project could be in place for the beginning of the 2018-2019 school year, and; (6) when you will be in a position to submit a fully developed application and plan.

“…The Department of Justice’s (DOJ) Office of School Safety will be established immediately and staffed by existing agency personnel until a permanent director is hired…If you are interested in being considered for Director of the DOJ Office of School Safety, please email your cover letter and resume to