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

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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.

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Public Safety Partnership and Community Policing Grants

Department of Justice

Agency: Department of Justice

Office: Community Oriented Policing Services

Estimated Funding: $48,000

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Additional Information of Eligibility:
Only States, units of local governments, and Indian tribes are eligible to apply for funding, to improve security at schools and on school grounds in their jurisdictions through evidence-based school safety programs.

Additional consideration will be given to jurisdictions which: have demonstrated a need for improved security and/or financial assistance, have evidenced the ability to make improvements requested, or will use evidence-based strategies and programs.

Full Opportunity Web Address:
COPS School Violence Prevention Program (SVPP)


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COPS Response Center

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