Funding Opportunity: BJA STOP School Violence Threat Assessment and Technology Reporting Program

The STOP School Violence Act is designed to improve school security by providing students and teachers with the tools they need to recognize, respond quickly to, and prevent acts of violence. It provides funding to state, local and Indian tribal governments to develop threat assessment and crisis intervention teams, and anonymous reporting systems, designed to identify threats before they materialize, including those that originate from individuals with mental health issues; and for the training of students, school personnel and local law enforcement officers so that they can partner in preventing violent events from happening.

Under this solicitation, two types of applications will be accepted: A. Applications specifically for the development and operation of school threat assessment and crisis intervention teams. Under the school threat assessment area this not only includes threat assessments for individuals, but may also include security surveys, crime prevention through environmental design (CPTED) training and implementation, and target hardening prevention programs with the intention to limit access to school property to prevent acts of school violence. For the crisis intervention teams, these should include coordination with law enforcement, school officials, and possibly other disciplines from the community. 

B. Applications for the development and implementation of technology that addresses anonymous reporting through apps, hotlines, or websites. This may also include apps that can assist school personnel and students during an active shooter incident, to include notification and sharing information with first responders.

Deadline to Apply: July 23, 2018

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