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2020 COPS Office School Violence Prevention Program (SVPP)

Grants to USA Local Governments and
Agencies to Enhance Security in Schools

Agency Type:

Federal

Funding Source:

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

Deadline Date:

04/29/20 7:59 PM EDT

Description:

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Grants to USA state and local governments, Indian tribes, and agencies to enhance security in schools and on school premises. 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 will provide funding for the following school safety measures in and around K-12 (primary and secondary) schools and school grounds:

  • 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.

The following school safety measures will be available through the Bureau of Justice Assistance’s (BJA’s) section of the STOP School Violence Act of 2018:

  • Development and operation of anonymous reporting systems, including hotlines, Internet websites, and mobile telephone applications
  • Development and operation of a school threat assessment
  • Specialized training for school officials in responding to mental health crises
  • Training for school personnel and students to prevent student violence against others and self
  • Any other measure the BJA determines may provide a significant improvement in security

For a list of allowable costs, see: https://cops.usdoj.gov/pdf/2020AwardDocs/svpp/app_guide.pdf#page=11

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 183989

Estimated Total Program Funding:

$50,000,000

Number of Grants:

The COPS Office anticipates making an estimated 150 SVPP awards.

Estimated Size of Grant:

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

Term of Contract:

The SVPP award is three years (36 months) in duration. The COPS Office will review reasonable requests made for no-cost time extensions in the event that all funds awarded have not been expended within the three-year award period. SVPP recipients will be provided an opportunity to extend approximately 90 days prior to the award end date. Any extensions granted will be for time only and not for additional funding. Please be advised that all extension requests must be received by the grant period end date.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Applications for SVPP must be submitted by a state, unit of local government (city, county, township, etc.), or its public agencies (state agencies and units of local government agencies such as, county or city public school systems, public boards of education, independent school districts, police departments, sheriff’s departments), or Indian tribes. Recipients of SVPP funding must use funding for the benefit of K-12, primary and secondary schools and students.

For a list of unallowable costs, see:
https://cops.usdoj.gov/pdf/2020AwardDocs/svpp/app_guide.pdf#page=14

Pre-Application Information:

The School Violence Prevention Program (SVPP) is open and will close on April 29, 2020, 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.
- DUNS: http://fedgov.dnb.com/webform
- SAM: http://www.sam.gov

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

SVPP funding will provide up to 75% funding.

Register at Grants.gov: https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/register.html

View this opportunity on Grants.gov: https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=323506

For a list of application documents, see the Package tab (press Preview) on the Grants.gov page above.

Contact Information:

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

Grants.gov customer service hotline:
800-518-4726
support@Grants.gov

Direct other questions to the COPS office Response Center at 800-421-6770 or AskCopsRC@usdoj.gov.

CFDA Number:

16.710

Funding or Pin Number:

COPS-SVPP-APPLICATION-2020

URL for Full Text (RFP):

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

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