STOP School Violence

Objectives for Training: a) To provide training to teachers and education to students with the intent to prevent student violence against others and self and/or b) to provide specialized training for school officials in responding to mental health crises.

Objectives for school threat assessment
and crisis intervention teams: a) To increase school safety by conducting school threat assessments and b) developing intervention teams designed to identify school violence risks and implement strategies to mitigate those risks.



Objective for anonymous reporting: To implement a technology solution such as an anonymous reporting technology that can be implemented as a smartphone APP, a hotline, or a website in the applicant?s geographic area designed to provide a way for students, teachers, faculty, and community members to anonymously identify school violence threats.

Agency - Department of Justice

The Department of Justice enforces the law and defends the interest of the United States, ensuring public safety against threats foreign and domestic; providing Federal leadership in preventing and controlling crime; seeking just punishment for those guilty of unlawful pursuits; and ensuring fair and impartial administration of justice for all Americans.




Selected Recipients for this Program


RecipientAmount Start DateEnd Date
Lancaster County School District $ 495,323   2020-10-012024-09-30
Digitalc $ 750,000   2020-10-152023-10-14
Page Unified School District #8 $ 709,293   2020-10-012023-10-01
Springdale Public School District 50 $ 750,000   2020-10-012023-10-01
Akron Fairgrove School District $ 206,057   2020-10-012023-10-01
Akron Fairgrove School District $ 385,947   2020-10-012023-10-01
South East Regional Resource Center Inc $ 614,773   2020-10-012023-10-01
Caddo Parish School Board $ 749,124   2020-10-012023-10-01
St Louis City Public School District $ 251,341   2020-10-012023-09-30
St Louis City Public School District $ 504,446   2020-10-012023-09-30



Program Accomplishments

Not Applicable.

Uses and Use Restrictions

Under this Act BJA will award grants or cooperative agreements to State, units of local government, or federally recognized Indian tribes for the training of teachers and the education of students with the intent to prevent acts of violence to others or self.

This will include the training of school officials responding to a mental health school crisis.

In addition, these awards or cooperative agreements can be used for school threat assessments, crisis intervention teams, and anonymous reporting technology like APPS, hotlines, or websites.

Under this Act no funds awarded under this program may be used for the provision of any person of a firearm or training in the use of a firearm.

This would include situational training where mock scenarios are used and the use of firearms are part of the training.

Eligibility Requirements

Applicant Eligibility

The STOP School Violence Act of 2018 describes those who are eligible to apply are States, local units of government, and Indian tribes.

Beneficiary Eligibility

The STOP School Violence Act of 2018 states that training for teachers and education of students to prevent violence against others and self. This will include specialized training for school officials responding to mental health crisis.

Credentials/Documentation

No Credentials or documentation are required. This program is excluded from coverage under 2 CFR 200, Subpart E - Cost Principles.

Aplication and Award Process

Preapplication Coordination

Preapplication coordination is not applicable.

Environmental impact information is not required for this program.

This program is excluded from coverage under E.O.

12372.

Application Procedures

2 CFR 200, Uniform Administrative Requirements, Cost Principles, and Audit Requirements for Federal Awards applies to this program. See the current fiscal year?s solicitation available at the Office of Justice Programs web site at https://ojp.gov/funding/Explore/CurrentFundingOpportunities.htm and http://ojp.gov/financialguide/DOJ/PreawardRequirements/index.htm for additional information.

Award Procedures

Upon approval by the Assistant Attorney General (for science offices, would be the Director of the applicable Office), successful applicants are notified via the Grants Management System. One copy of the grant award must be signed by the authorized official and returned to the Office of Justice Programs within 45 days of award date. For further information, please see http://ojp.gov/financialguide/DOJ/PreawardRequirements/chapter2.2a.htm.

Deadlines

Contact the headquarters or regional office, as appropriate, for application deadlines.

Authorization

Student, Teachers, and Officers Preventing School Violence Act of 2018 or STOP School Violence Act of 2018. H.R. 4909 Part AA of title I of the Omnibus Crime Control and Safe Streets Act of 1968 (34 U.S.C. 10551 et seq.) as amended.

Range of Approval/Disapproval Time

Deadlines are included with the application instructions available at the Office of Justice Programs web site (http://ojp.gov/funding/Explore/CurrentFundingOpportunities.htm).

Appeals

There are no appeal rights for rejection of a discretionary application, but for discretionary awards, please see section 28 Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) Part 18.

Renewals

In some cases, award periods may be extended if specific criteria are met. For details, please review the discussion of no-cost extensions in the Criteria for Award Extension section of the Department of Justice Grants Financial Guide available at http://ojp.gov/financialguide/DOJ/PostawardRequirements/chapter3.2d.htm.

Assistance Considerations

Formula and Matching Requirements

Statutory formulas are not applicable to this program. Matching Requirements: Percent: 25%. The Act requires a 25% match to any award issued. MOE requirements are not applicable to this program.

Length and Time Phasing of Assistance

Award periods for Office of Justice programs generally range from 12 to 36 months. For specifics pertaining to this program, please see the current fiscal year?s program solicitation available at the Office of Justice Programs web site (http://ojp.gov/funding/Explore/CurrentFundingOpportunities.htm). For additional information, see the Department of Justice Grants Financial Guide section on ?Period of Availability of Funds' at http://ojp.gov/financialguide/DOJ/PostawardRequirements/chapter3.2a.htm. See the following for information on how assistance is awarded/released: See the following for information on how assistance is awarded/release: The Department of Justice Financial Guide at https://ojp.gov/financialguide/DOJ/PostawardRequirements/index.htm.

Post Assistance Requirements

Reports

Program reports are not applicable.

Cash reports are not applicable.

Unless otherwise specified in the award's special condition, recipients are required to submit semi-annual Progress Reports.

Unless otherwise specified in the award's special condition, recipients are required to submit quarterly Financial Reports in accordance with the Department of Justice Grants Financial Guide (http://ojp.gov/financialguide/DOJ/index.htm).

To assist in fulfilling the Departments responsibilities under the Government Performance and Results Act of 1993 (GPRA), Public Law 103-62, and the GPRA Modernization Act of 2010, Public Law 111?352, recipients must provide data that measures the results of their work.

Audits

In accordance with the provisions of 2 CFR 200, Subpart F - Audit Requirements, non-Federal entities that expend financial assistance of $750,000 or more in Federal awards will have a single or a program-specific audit conducted for that year. Non-Federal entities that expend less than $750,000 a year in Federal awards are exempt from Federal audit requirements for that year, except as noted in 2 CFR 200.503.

Records

In accordance with the requirement set forth in 2 CFR 200, Subpart F, grantees must maintain all financial records, supporting documents, statistical records, and all other records pertinent to the award for at least 3 years following the close of the most recent audit. For additional guidance, please visit http://ojp.gov/financialguide/DOJ/PostawardRequirements/chapter3.16a.htm.

Financial Information

Account Identification

15-0404-0-1-754.

Obigations

(Cooperative Agreements) FY 17 $0; FY 18 est $75,000,000; and FY 19 Estimate Not Available

Range and Average of Financial Assistance

The STOP School Violence Act is new this year and has appropriated $75,000,000 for FY18, $50,000,000 to BJA and $25,000,000 to COPS.

Regulations, Guidelines, and Literature

See the current fiscal years? program solicitation available at the Office of Justice Programs web site (http://ojp.gov/funding/Explore/CurrentFundingOpportunities.htm. For additional guidance, please reference the Department of Justice Grants Financial Guide (http://ojp.gov/financialguide/DOJ/index.htm) and Post award Instructions (http://ojp.gov/financialguide/DOJ/PostawardRequirements/index.htm).

Information Contacts

Regional or Local Office

None.

Headquarters Office

BJA U.S. Department of Justice Office of Justice Programs Bureau of Justice Assistance 810 7th Street, NW , Washington, District of Columbia 20351 Email: AskBJA@usdoj.gov Phone: 202-616-6500

Criteria for Selecting Proposals

See the current fiscal years? program solicitation available at the Office of Justice Programs web site at http://ojp.gov/funding/Explore/CurrentFundingOpportunities.htm.


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