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Solicitation Overview: FY 2023 Preventing School Violence: BJA’s STOP School Violence Program

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Date Published
March 2023
2 pages

This document serves as a fact sheet on a grant to support the implementation of behavioral threat assessments and/or intervention teams, and other school safety strategies to prevent violence in K-12 school settings; it provides an overview of who may apply and why, maximum award funds, where to find more information, tips for successful grant applications, and how and when to apply.


This solicitation overview provides grant information and resources for entities that may be interested in funding assistance from the Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA) for the prevention of violence in K-12 school settings through the implementation of behavioral threat assessments and/or intervention teams, technical solutions such as anonymous reporting technology, and other school safety strategies. The document lists eligible applicants as falling under two categories: category one includes state governments or public and state-controlled institutions of higher education; and category two includes city, township, county, or federally recognized Native American tribal governments, units of local government, nonprofits regardless of 501(c)(3) status with the IRS other than institutions of higher education, independent school districts, and private institutions of higher education. The document provides details on the maximum amount of funding per award and lists examples of strategies or activities that can be funded, as well as where to get more information about the grant opportunity. The document also lists five tips for submitting a successful grant application, with details about how and when to apply; it notes that the System for Award Management (SAM) registration or renewal may take up to 10 business days.