The U.S. Department of Justice Office of Community Oriented Policing Services (COPS) is awarding $25 million in grants as part of the Students, Teachers and Officers Preventing (STOP) School Violence: School Violence Prevention Program (SVPP).
Awards should be used to increase safety at school across the country through evidence-based school safety programs. Funding will cover 75 percent of the certain safety measures, with the other 25 percent provided by the recipients, including:
- Coordination with law enforcement
- Training and education for local law enforcement to prevent student violence on campuses
- Metal detectors, lock, lighting and additional violence-deterrent methods
- Technology to expedite law enforcement notifications during emergencies
- Additional safety measures that are deemed a significant improvement to security
Awards are capped at $500,000 and will be awarded directly to units of government at the state or local level.
The deadline to apply for a COPS School Violence Prevention Program grant is July 30, 2018.
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