School Violence Prevention and Mental Health Training Program

Posted by U.S. Department of Justice on June 25, 2018

Superintendents are likely aware that after the tragedy at Parkland, Congress acted quickly to create a new funding stream to support efforts to deter school violence. The passage of the STOP School Violence Act was supported by many organizations (including AASA) and was a bipartisan achievement. It authorizes $75 million in funding for FY18 and $100m in funding for the following 9 years. The STOP Act dollars are distributed by the Department of Justice and within the DOJ there are 3 separate grant applications for districts. The application for the first two funding streams was released recently. The deadline to apply is July 23. Click here to register to apply.

This is VERY fast because the dollars must go out the door to districts by September 30th. Obviously, given that many schools are out of session this is particularly inconvenient timing but AASA is working with Sandy Hook Promise and other partners to make this grant application process as seamless as possible for districts. Here’s the information you need on the first two grant opportunities that are distributed through the Department of Justice’s Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA) division. The first grant is for School Violence Threat Assessment and Technology Reporting.

The second grant is for School Violence Prevention and Mental Health Training Programs.

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