U.S. Department of Justice announces availability of federal school safety grants

As we reported, Congress recently boosted federal funding for school safety.

The U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ), Office of Justice Programs (OJP) and Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA), has published two notices for competitive grant programs under the recently approved STOP School Violence Act:

  • The “BJA STOP School Violence Threat Assessment and Technology Reporting Program” 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. Applications for grants are due July 23, 2018.More information is posted here.  (https://www.bja.gov/funding/SSVthreat18.pdf)
  •  The “BJA STOP School Violence Prevention and Mental Health Training Program” 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. Grant applications are due July 23, 2018. Further information is available here. (https://www.bja.gov/funding/SSVtraining18.pdf.)