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GRANT ALERT: The Community Oriented Policing Services (COPS) Office has announced the 2023 School Violence Prevention Program (SVPP) Funding Opportunity.
SCHOOL VIOLENCE PREVENTION PROGRAM (SVPP)
The 2023 COPS Office School Violence Prevention Program is a competitive program that provides funding to be used to improve security at schools and on school grounds through evidence-based school safety programs.
Up to $73 million in funding is available for FY23 SVPP. Each award is three years in duration for a maximum federal share of $500,000 per award. There is a local cash match requirement of at least 25%. SVPP funding will provide up to 75% funding for the following school safety measures in and around K-12 (primary and secondary) schools and school grounds:
Goals and Anticipated Outcomes
The goal of SVPP is to improve security at schools and on school grounds through the implementation of evidence-based school safety programs and technology. SVPP awards will contribute to this goal by funding projects that include funding of civilian personnel to serve as coordinators with local law enforcement, training for local law enforcement officers, purchase and installation of certain allowable equipment and technology, and other measures to significantly improve school security.
Anticipated outcomes of SVPP awards include: improved information sharing with local law enforcement; increased interaction and improved communications between law enforcement and school officials; reduced notification times to law enforcement; improved response time to threats and events; accurate identification of danger and follow-up; increased knowledge of and use of community policing principles; and increased school safety and sustainability planning efforts. All outcomes should be achieved without resorting to discriminatory stereotypes or violating privacy.
There are two application deadlines to be aware of:
Please note that Jeff Kaye, President of School Safety Operations, is available to assist with preparing justification statements for POOLPACT member SVPP applications. Please contact Jeff at firstname.lastname@example.org for further questions and information.
POOLPACT Risk Management Grant funding may be available to assist with the cash match requirement.
TO LEARN ABOUT additional eligibility requirements, conditions, unallowable expenses, and other SVPP requirements, please review the full solicitation available here.