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USDOJ / COPS / SCHOOL VIOLENCE PREVENTION PROGRAM (SVPP) Grant

The Students, Teachers, and Officers Preventing School Violence Act of 2018 (STOP School Violence Act of 2018) gave the COPS Office authority to provide awards directly to states, units of local government, or Indian tribes to improve security at schools and on school grounds in the jurisdiction of the grantee through evidence-based school safety programs. All awards are subject to the availability of appropriated funds and any modifications or additional requirements that may be imposed by law. Last year DOJ funded 103 grants across the state.

Eligibility: Applications for SVPP must be submitted by a state, unit of local government (city, county, township, etc.), or its public agencies (state agencies and units of local government agencies such as, county or city public school systems, public boards of education, independent school districts, police departments, sheriff’s departments), or Indian tribes. Recipients of SVPP funding must use funding for the benefit of K-12, primary and secondary schools and students. Click HERE for doc of allowable costs.

Award: Each award is three years (36 months) in duration. Each award recipient may receive a maximum federal share of $500,000. Agencies are required to contribute a local cash match of at least 25 percent toward the total cost of the approved project during the award period.

Deadline: April 8, 2020 at 7:59 p.m. EDT

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