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Toomey Announces Grant Program Supporting School Safety Now Accepting Applications

Grant program is administered by the U.S. Department of Justice

June 12, 2018
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Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Pat Toomey (R-Pa.) announced today that the U.S. Department of Justice is accepting applications for two new grant programs focused on improving efforts to reduce violent crime in schools.

The first is the STOP School Violence Threat Assessment and Technology Reporting Program, which supports the creation of school threat assessment teams and encourages the use of technology for anonymously reporting suspicious activity in schools.

The second is the STOP School Violence Prevention and Mental Health Training Program, which is designed to bolster safety training and mental health programs for school personnel and students.

Eligible applicants for this solicitation are limited to states, units of local government, and federally recognized Indian tribes. This includes, but is not limited to, school districts. Eligible applicants must register with Grants.gov prior to submitting an application. All applications are due by July 23, 2018.

Please note that applications cannot be submitted through Senator Toomey's office. Senator Toomey's office can provide letters of support to applicants once their application has been submitted. Please see the link below for additional instructions.

Questions: Contact Senator Toomey's Grants Coordinator Steve Meredith at (412) 803-3501, or via email at Steve_Meredith@toomey.senate.gov.

Links to Resources:
• BJA STOP School Violence Threat Assessment and Technology Reporting Program: https://www.bja.gov/funding/SSVthreat18.pdf
• BJA STOP School Violence Prevention and Mental Health Training Program: https://www.bja.gov/funding/SSVtraining18.pdf
• Letters of Support Forms: https://www.toomey.senate.gov/docs/GrantsResearchPRF-Pittsburgh.pdf