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2019 COPS Office STOP School Violence: School Violence Prevention Program (SVPP)

Grants to USA State, Local, and Tribal Agencies
and Governments to Enhance Security in Schools

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U.S. Department of Justice, Office of Community Oriented Policing Services (COPS Office)

Deadline Date:

05/31/19 7:59 PM EDT


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Grants to USA state and local governments, Indian tribes, and agencies to enhance security in schools and on school premises. Applicants must create or verify the required registrations well in advance of the deadline date. Funding is intended for a range of school safety measures, such as officer training, local law enforcement coordination, technology acquisition and installation, and other measures that may significantly improve school security.

SVPP is designed to provide funding to improve security at schools and on school grounds in the grantee’s jurisdiction through evidence-based school safety programs. FY 2019 funding may be used for the benefit of K-12, primary, and secondary schools and students and for the following safety measures:
-Coordination with local 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, in the determination of the COPS Director, may provide a significant improvement in security.

Funding will cover up to 75 percent of the approved awards for the following items:
- Coordination: Civilian/Nonsworn Personnel
- Equipment. Entry control equipment, school site alarm, and protection systems.
-Technology: Communication technology, emergency alerts, identification technology, laptops, maps of schools and bus routes, printers, social media monitoring, tracking systems, and video surveillance technology.
- Supplies: Manuals, paper, pens, and postage.
- Travel/Training for law enforcement officers to prevent and respond to school violence.
-Contracts/Consultants: Goods or services that
directly contribute to the implementation or enhancement of the project.
- Subawards
- Other costs: Allowable overtime, other office supplies not already listed, and shipping costs (for Alaska only).

For a list of allowable costs, see:

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 183989

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Number of Grants:

The COPS Office anticipates making an estimated 60 SVPP awards.

Estimated Size of Grant:

Funding requests will be capped at $500,000 per award.

Term of Contract:

SVPP awards provide funding for two years (24 months). No-cost extensions of time (not additional funding) may be provided on a case-by-case basis

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Applications for SVPP must be submitted by a state, tribe, or local unit of 'general' government (city, county, township, etc.), or public agencies (school districts, police departments, sheriff’s departments). Recipients of SVPP funding must use funding for the benefit of K-12, primary and secondary schools and students.

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

No awards may be used for the provision of firearms or training in the use of firearms.

For a list of unallowable costs, see:

Pre-Application Information:

The School Violence Prevention Program (SVPP) is open and will close on May 31, 2019 at 7:59 p.m. EDT

To apply for funding, applicants must have a DUNS number (DUNS numbers are required of all agencies requesting federal funding) and have an active registration with the System for Award Management (SAM) database.
- SAM:

Applicants that do not currently have an Originating Agency Identification (ORI) number (state abbreviation followed by 5 digits/characters), should submit a request for one at or through the COPS Office Response Center.

Applicants must register on In addition, applicants are strongly encouraged to complete the SF‐424 and section 1 on as quickly as possible. Any delays in registering with or submitting the SF‐424 may result in insufficient time for processing your application through or the COPS Office Online Application System.

The federal share of funding will cover up to 75 percent of the approved awards. The COPS Office Director may waive or alter the 25 percent required match in the case of a recipient with a demonstrated severe financial need.

For additional registrations see:

Steps to apply for COPS funding:

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Contact Information:

Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.

Register at

For technical assistance with submitting the SF-424, call the customer service hotline at 800-518-4726, send questions via email to, or consult the Organization Applicant User Guide at

For programmatic assistance with the requirements of this program or with submitting the application through the COPS Office Online Application System, please call the COPS Office Response Center at 800-421-6770 or send questions via email to

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Geographic Focus:

USA: Alabama;   Alaska;   Arizona;   Arkansas;   California;   Colorado;   Connecticut;   Delaware;   Florida;   Georgia;   Hawaii;   Idaho;   Illinois;   Indiana;   Iowa;   Kansas;   Kentucky;   Louisiana;   Maine;   Maryland;   Massachusetts;   Michigan;   Minnesota;   Mississippi;   Missouri;   Montana;   Nebraska;   Nevada;   New Hampshire;   New Jersey;   New Mexico;   New York City;   New York;   North Carolina;   North Dakota;   Ohio;   Oklahoma;   Oregon;   Pennsylvania;   Rhode Island;   South Carolina;   South Dakota;   Tennessee;   Texas;   Utah;   Vermont;   Virginia;   Washington, DC;   Washington;   West Virginia;   Wisconsin;   Wyoming