The School Violence Prevention Program (SVPP) solicitation is open!

Up to $50 million in funding is available for FY 2020 SVPP. Solicitations end on April 8, 2020 at 7:59 p.m. EDT

The Students, Teachers, and Officers Preventing School Violence Act of 2018 (STOP School Violence Act of 2018) gave the COPS Office authority to provide awards directly to states, units of local government, or Indian tribes to improve security at schools and on school grounds in the jurisdiction of the grantee through evidence-based school safety programs.

Applications for SVPP must be submitted by a state, unit of local government (city, county, township, etc.), or its public agencies (state agencies and units of local government agencies such as, county or city public school systems, public boards of education, independent school districts, police departments, sheriff’s departments), or Indian tribes. Recipients of SVPP funding must use funding for the benefit of K-12, primary and secondary schools and students.

SVPP funding will provide up to 75% funding for the following school safety measures in and around K-12 (primary and secondary) 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

School Violence Prevention Program (SVPP):

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