June 25, 2018

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New COPS Grants Are Available

Under the STOP School Violence Act, Congress authorized $25 million to be provided to districts and local law enforcement agencies to prevent school violence. While districts are not eligible as the primary application under this program any school district interested in the program is encouraged to partner with their State, unit of local government to submit an application for funding. The funding can be used for:

  • Coordination with 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 the COPS Office determines may provide a significant improvement in security

 The deadline is July 30, 2018 to apply. All the details are available here: https://cops.usdoj.gov/default.asp?Item=2958 

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