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BJA STOP School Violence Technology and Threat Assessment Solutions for Safer Schools Program

Grants to USA Agencies, Police Departments, and School
Districts for Programs to Reduce School Violence

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U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ), Office of Justice Programs (OJP), Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA)

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Deadline Date:

07/15/19 11:59 PM ET


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Grants to USA state and local governments, Tribes, and public agencies, such as police departments and school districts, for projects that enhance safety and reduce violence in schools. Applicants are advised that required registrations may take several weeks to complete.

Under this solicitation, applicants can apply to carry out activities related to 1) the development and operation of school threat assessment and specialized multidisciplinary intervention teams designed to identify threats before they materialize, including those that originate from individuals with untreated or unidentified mental illness to respond to identified threats and mental health concerns, 2) development and implementation of technology that allows for anonymous reporting, 3) the creation and/or operation of a State School Safety Center.

Award Categories:

- Category 1 - A state with a population of greater than 5,000,000
- Category 2 - A state with a population of fewer than 5,000,000
- Category 3 - An urban area or large county with a population of greater than 500,000
- Category 4 - A suburban area or medium-sized county with a population of between
100,000 and 500,000
- Category 5 - A rural area or small county with a population of fewer than 100,000
- Category 6 - A federally recognized Indian Tribe
- Those applying for the technology portion of this solicitation will apply under Category 7,
which does not have a population requirement: Category 7 - Technology and anonymous reporting
- Those states applying for the school safety center portion of this solicitation will apply under
Category 8, which does not have a population requirement: Category 8 - A state proposing to create or enhance a State School Safety Center.

Applicants may use the grant to contract with or make one or more subawards to:

- Local educational agencies
- Nonprofit organizations, excluding schools
- Units of local government or tribal organizations (as defined in section 4(l) of the Indian Self-Determination and Education Assistance Act (25 U.S.C. 5304(l))

For program objectives and deliverables, see the RFP:

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 185772

Estimated Total Program Funding:


Number of Grants:

64 (Categories 1, 2, and 3: 8 awards each; Category 4: 18 awards; Category 5: 13 awards; Category 6: 6 awards; Category 7: 17 awards; Category 8: 7 awards)

Estimated Size of Grant:

BJA expects to make the following awards by category under this solicitation:

- Category 1: up to $1,000,000 each.
- Category 2: up to $500,000 each.
- Category 3: up to $500,000 each.
- Category 4: up to $250,000 each.
- Category 5: up to $150,000 each.
- Category 6: up to $100,000 each.
- Category 7: up to $250,000 each.
- Category 8: up to $1,000,000 each.

Term of Contract:

Period of performance start date October 1, 2019
Period of performance duration 36 months

BJA may, in certain cases, provide additional funding in future years to awards made under this solicitation, through continuation awards.


Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Eligible applicants for this solicitation are limited to states, units of local government, federally recognized Indian tribes, and public agencies (school districts, police departments, sheriff’s departments, etc.) as defined in 34 U.S.C. 10251(a)(6)).. (For the purposes of this solicitation, a “federally recognized Indian tribe” means any Indian tribe, band, nation, or other organized group or community, including any Alaska Native village or regional or village corporation as defined in or established pursuant to the Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act, which is recognized as eligible for the special programs and services provided by the United States to Indians because of their status as Indians.)

No funds awarded under this grant program may be used for the provision of a firearm for any person, or for training in the use of a firearm, nor for equipment to secure buildings, or to pay for armed security or School Safety/Resource Officers.

Pre-proposal Conference:

STOP School Violence Program FY 2019 Funding Webinar
Webinar held: April 22, 2019, 1 p.m. ET

This webinar will provide details and guidance for potential applicants to the BJA's STOP School Violence Technology and Threat Assessment Solutions for Safer Schools Program and STOP School Violence Prevention and Mental Health Training Program solicitations.

STOP School Violence Training and Technical Assistance
Date/Time: April 29, 2019, 1 p.m. ET

During this webinar, the presenters will review the FY 2019 STOP School Violence Training and Technical Assistance solicitation guidelines and application requirements and will be available to answer specific questions.

To register:

For a full schedule of webinars:

Pre-Application Information:

Applicants must register with at prior to submitting an application. All applications are due by 11:59 p.m. eastern time on July 15, 2019.

To be considered timely, an applicant must submit its application by the deadline using, and the applicant must have received a validation message from that indicates successful and timely submission. OJP urges applicants to submit applications at least 72 hours prior to the application due date, to allow time for the applicant to receive validation messages or rejection notifications from, and to correct in a timely fashion any problems that may have caused a rejection notification.

Prior to Registering in applicants must:

- Acquire a DUNS Number (see the OJP Grant Application Resource
- Acquire or renew registration with SAM

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

For technical assistance with submitting an application, contact the Customer Support Hotline at 800–518–4726, 606–545–5035, at, or at

National Criminal Justice Reference Service (NCJRS) Response Center
Toll-free 800–851–3420
TTY 301–240–6310 (hearing impaired only)
Fax 301–240–5830
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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