FUNDING ALERT! DOJ STOP School Violence Program Grants


The Department of Justice has announced nearly $126 million to address school violence.

The Students, Teachers, Officers Preventing (STOP) School Violence Grant Program is designed to provide the students and teachers with the tools they need to recognize, respond quickly to, and help prevent acts of violence and ensure a positive school climate. These awards are provided through the Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA), Office of Community Oriented Policing Services (COPS Office), and Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP).

BJA’s STOP School Violence Program (SSV) seeks to increase school safety by implementing: training that will improve school climate using school-based behavioral threat assessments and/or intervention teams to identify school violence risks among students; technological solutions such as anonymous reporting technology that can be implemented as a mobile phone-based app, a hotline, or a website in the applicant’s geographic area to enable students, teachers, staff, and community members to anonymously identify threats of school violence; or other school safety strategies that assist in preventing violence.

The total anticipated amount of funding available through the FY2022 BJA STOP School Violence Grant Program is $45,000,000, with 79 awards up to between $1M-$2M per award. This grant has a deadline of June 14, 2022.

The COPS Office 2022 School Violence Prevention Program (SVPP) seeks to improve security at schools and on school grounds through the implementation of evidence-based school safety programs and technology. SVPP awards will fund projects which 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.

The total anticipated amount of funding available through the FY2022 COPS STOP School Violence Grant Program is $53,000,000, with 160 awards up to $500,000 per award. This grant has a deadline of June 14, 2022.

The OJJDP FY 2022 Enhancing School Capacity To Address Youth Violence program supports targeted efforts to address youth violence through implementing evidence-based prevention and intervention efforts in a school-based setting (K – 12th grade only). The goals of the program are to reduce the incidence of school violence through improved school safety and climate and prevent youth violence, delinquency, and victimization in the targeted community.

The total anticipated amount of funding available through the FY2022 OJJDP STOP School Violence Grant Program is $24,500,000, with 21 awards up to $1M per award. This grant has a deadline of June 6, 2022.

What if I am ready to apply?

Here are steps you can take to move your project forward and create a competitive application:

      • Register for our live webinar, “Developing a Competitive Proposal: STOP School Violence Program

        A live webinar designed to help you fully understand these three grant programs, key requirements and activities, and how to successfully address the evaluation criteria. Each participant will receive scoring rubrics. Can’t attend the live webinar? Register and we’ll send you a recording of the session to watch on your schedule!
      • Make sure your System for Award Management (SAM) registration is active and be sure you have a profile. Start now – this process can take up to six weeks! You can check your SAM status here.

What if I need help with this application?

AGS is here to help with an experienced team of professionals and offering a full range of services:

      • Review Services – Nervous you may miss an eligibility requirement, fail to fully address a question, or miss a required attachment? AGS is here to help by providing a professional review of your proposal with highly individualized feedback, including suggestions to improve and more fully address each criterion.
      • Writing Services – Have a stack of other work and deadlines and not enough time to craft a high-quality proposal? AGS is here to help by providing comprehensive writing services from application preparation, project and budget design, and all the way to proposal submission.
      • Consultation Services – Want to ask specific questions on your project and get a straight answer? AGS is here to help with video/audio consultation services from experts providing tailored guidance on your project.

If you would like to discuss the possibility of these services, please contact us! We will be happy to talk with you about this opportunity and provide you a quote for grant services.

What if I am not ready to apply this year?

Start preparing for next year! The DOJ also has a variety of other programs and funding opportunities available that might be a good fit. The office’s website has ample resources, webinars, and descriptions of available or upcoming opportunities. Reach out to AGS to seek what other DOJ grants might meet your organization’s mission and needs.

How do I learn more about federal grant proposal writing, so my application is more likely to be successful?

AGS is proud to offer our Federal Grants Training Series, which is designed to support nonprofit leaders before and during the application process. AGS also offers several on-demand webinars on a variety of topics to support the full grant cycle. Sign up for our training newsletter to learn about our upcoming trainings!