The U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) is seeking applications for funding under the Student, Teachers, and Officers Preventing (STOP) School Violence Grant Program. This program furthers the Department’s mission by supporting and assisting county, local, territorial, and tribal jurisdictions in improving efforts to reduce violent crime in and around schools.
The grant funds school safety projects that provide:
- Training to prevent student violence against others and self, including training for local law enforcement officers, school personnel, and students
- The development and operation of anonymous reporting systems for threats of school violence, including mobile telephone applications, hotlines, and internet websites
- The development and deployment of school threat assessment and intervention teams that include coordination with law enforcement agencies and school personnel
- Specialized training for school officials in responding to mental health crises
Applications proposing activities in the following areas will be given priority consideration:
- Addresses the specific challenges that rural communities face
- Encouraging program investments in economically distressed communities (Qualified Opportunity Zones).
The following entities are eligible to apply:
- Public agencies (e.g., school districts, towns, cities and municipalities, individual schools, police departments, sheriff’s departments, mental health service providers, health departments)
- Federally recognized Indian tribes
- Nonprofit entities to include private schools
National Criminal Justice Reference Service (NCJRS) Response Center
Phone: (800) 851-3420