This solicitation is being announced as an open competition targeted at States, units of local government, or Indian tribes to improve security at schools and on school grounds in their jurisdictions through evidence-based school safety programs.
Funding is limited and this solicitation is expected
to be very competitive.
Strong applications should demonstrate a comprehensive school safety strategy.
The goals for this program are to improve security at schools and on school grounds through:
coordination with law enforcement, training for local law enforcement officers to prevent student violence against others and self, deterrent measures (metal detectors, locks, lighting, etc.), technology for expedited notification of local law enforcement during an emergency, or any other measure that the COPS Office Director determines may provide a significant improvement in security.