School Violence Prevention Program



School Violence Prevention Program General (SVPP)

SVPP is designed to provide funding to improve security at schools and on school grounds in the grantees jurisdiction through evidence-based school safety programs.  FY 2019 funding may be used for coordination with local law enforcement; training for local law enforcement officers to prevent school violence against others and self; placement and use of metal detectors, locks, lighting, and other deterrent measures; acquisition and installation of technology for expedited notification of local law enforcement during an emergency; and any other measure that, in the determination of the COPS Office Director, may provide a significant improvement in security.

Eligible Costs:

SVPP funding will provide up to 75% funding for the following school safety measures in and around K-12 schools and school grounds:

Coordination with law enforcement

  • Training for local law enforcement officers to prevent student violence against others and self.
  • Metal detectors, locks, lighting, and other deterrent measures.
  • Technology for expedited notification of local law enforcement during an emergency.
  • Any other measure that the COPS Office determines may provide a significant improvement in security.
  • The following school safety measures will be available through the Bureau of Justice Assistance’s (BJAs) section of the STOP School Violence Act of 2018:
  • Development and operation of anonymous reporting systems
  • Hotlines
  • Internet websites.
  • Mobile telephone applications.
  • Development and operation of a school threat assessment.
  • Specialized training for school officials in responding to mental health crises
  • Training for school personnel and students to prevent student violence against others and self
  • Any other measure the BJA determines may provide a significant improvement in security.
  • School Resource Officers is not an eligible cost.

Eligibility

Awards will be provided directly to states, units of local government, Indian tribes, or public agencies (Sheriffs Office, School District, Police Agency). Award recipients may contract with or make sub-awards to local educational agencies, nonprofit organizations (excluding schools), units of local government, or tribal organizations.

  • Funding:Up to $500,000. Expected awards nation-wide 60-70.
  • There is a 25% local match for this grant.
  • Due Date: May 31, 2021
  • Project Duration:October 1, 2019 - September 30, 2021

Recommendations:

It is recommended school districts first consult with their local law enforcement agency in regard to their interest. They will need to be either a partner or the lead agency. This is very competitive. We were able to get a similar grant from the same fund last year for a county-wide collaboration with the county sheriffs office.

Contact Information

For More Information https://cops.usdoj.gov/svpp

Chris.Semler@WFLBOCES.org or 585-200-2568

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