Tuesday, June 19, 2018

Federal Legislative Report 115-10

SCHOOL SAFETY GRANTS

The U.S. Department of Justice, Office of Justice Programs, and Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA), recently published two notices for competitive grant programs for the recently approved STOP School Violence Act. Eligible applicants are limited to states, units of local government, and federally recognized Indian tribes. School districts interested in these funds should work with their counties and municipalities to apply. IASB will encourage the state to apply as well.

BJA STOP School Violence Threat Assessment and Technology Reporting Program

Funds available for this grant program may be used to address the development and operation of school threat assessment and crisis intervention teams, and the development of technology for local or regional anonymous reporting systems. Applications for grants are due July 23, 2018. Further information about the grant program is available here.

BJA STOP School Violence Prevention and Mental Health Training Program

Funds available for this grant program may be used to address training school personnel and educating students to prevent student violence, and training school officials in responding to related mental health crises. Grant applications are due July 23, 2018. Further information about the program is available here.