C - Funds little to no technology
Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA)
The STOP School Violence (SSV) program seeks to increase school safety. The program's objectives are to increase school safety using evidence-based solutions to prevent violence against schools, staff, and students and ensure a positive school climate.
- Train school personnel and educate students on preventing student violence against others and themselves to include anti-bullying training. This can also include specialized training for school officials to respond to mental health crises.
- Develop and implement threat assessment and/or intervention teams to operate technology solutions such as anonymous reporting systems for threats of school violence, including mobile telephone applications, hotlines, and websites. These teams must coordinate with law enforcement agencies and school personnel.
Eligible applicants for Categories 1 or 2 may submit one application that includes proposals for one or more of the following areas:
- Developing and operating technology solutions such as anonymous reporting systems for threats of school violence, including mobile telephone applications, hotlines, websites, or other school safety technology solutions
- Develop and implement multidisciplinary behavioral threat assessment (BTA) and/or intervention teams
- Train school personnel and educate students on preventing school violence, including strategies to improve a school climate
- Specialized training for law enforcement who work in schools and/or with school-age populations such as school resource officers (SROs) and probation officers
- Hiring of school support personnel such as climate specialists, school psychologists, school social workers, school-based violence interrupters, and others directly supporting the prevention of school violence.
By statute, funds may not be used to hire new SROs but may be used to pay overtime to existing SROs who are performing duties as part of a grant that are outside the scope of their normal job duties.
History of Funding
2021 recipients can be seen at: https://bja.ojp.gov/funding/opportunities/o-bja-2021-47003.
2020 recipients can be seen at: https://bja.ojp.gov/funding/awards/list?field_award_status_value=All&state=All&field_funding_type_value=All&fiscal_year=2020&combine_awards=stop+school+violence&awardee=&city=#awards-awards-list-block-r218id0f1ht-yltn
Each application shall be accompanied by an assurance that the application was prepared after consultation with individuals not limited to law enforcement officers (such as school violence researchers, licensed mental health professionals, social workers, teachers, principals, and other school personnel) to ensure that the improvements to be funded under the grant are (1) consistent with a comprehensive approach to preventing school violence; and (2) individualized to the needs of each school at which those improvements are to be made.
All applications must include in their application materials a memorandum of understanding (MOU) between the lead law enforcement agency and the corresponding lead school official.
In support of Executive Order 13985, Advancing Racial Equity and Support for Underserved Communities Through the Federal Government, OJP will provide priority consideration when making award decisions to the following:
- Applications that propose project(s) that are designed to promote racial equity and the removal of barriers to access and opportunity for communities that have been historically underserved, marginalized, and adversely affected by inequality.
- Applicants that demonstrate that their capabilities and competencies for implementing their proposed project(s) are enhanced because they (or at least one proposed subrecipient that will receive at least 40% of the requested award funding, as demonstrated in the Budget Web-Based Form) identify as a culturally specific organization.
Priority Considerations Supporting Executive Order 14074, Advancing Effective, Accountable Policing and Criminal Justice Practices to Enhance Public Trust and Public Safety. OJP will provide priority consideration for the following items, for which DOJ has already issued policies, guidance, and/or best practices:
- Participation in the collection and reporting to DOJ of data on law enforcement use of force and deaths in custody.
- Participation in the collection and reporting to DOJ of data on officer suicides and officers killed and assaulted.
- Restrictions on unannounced entries and neck/carotid restraints.
- Restrictions on the possession and use of militarized equipment.
Eligible applicants for Category One are State governments and public and state-controlled institutions of higher education. Eligible applicants for Category Two are local and tribal governments, 501 (c)(3) nonprofits (other than IHEs), private IHEs, and independent school districts.
Applications are to be submitted to Grants.gov by May 08, 2023 8:59 PM ET. Full applications are to be submitted to JustGrants by May 15, 2023 8:59 PM ET. A similar deadline is anticipated annually.
In FY 2023, $79,000,000 is available for approximately 85 awards. Category 1: Total number of awards BJA expects to make is 10. Maximum dollar amount for each award is up to $2,000,000. Category 2: Total number of awards BJA expects to make is 75. Maximum dollar amount for each award is up to $1,000,000. Period of performance is 36 months, beginning October 1, 2023. Cost sharing is not required.
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