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STOP School Violence Prevention and Mental Health Training Program

Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance Number: 16.839
Bureau of Justice Assistance, U.S. Department of Justice
Mar 3, 2020

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The STOP School Violence Prevention and Mental Health Training Program provides funding to support efforts by state and local units of government and federally recognized tribes to prevent and reduce school violence.

Projects should address:

  • Training school personnel and educating students to prevent student violence
  • Development and operation of anonymous reporting systems concerning threats of school violence, including mobile telephone applications, hotlines, and websites
  • Development and operation of school threat assessment and mental health intervention teams that may include coordination with law enforcement agencies and school personnel
  • Specialized training for school officials in intervening and responding to individuals with mental health issues who may threaten school safety

Eligible applicants are:

  • Federally recognized Tribes
  • Nonprofit entities including private schools
  • Public agencies:
    • School districts and individual schools
    • Towns, cities, and municipalities
    • Police and sheriff's departments
    • Mental health service providers
    • Health departments
Geographic coverage
Amount of funding

Award ceiling: Up to $500,000 for Purpose Area 1, training and up to $750,000 for Purpose Area 2, threat assessment and/or intervention teams
Project period: 3 years
Estimated number of awards: 35
Estimated total program funding: $30,000,000

Application process

Links to the full announcement, application instructions, and the online application process are available through

Tagged as
Abuse and violence · American Indians, Alaska Natives, and Native Hawaiians · Children and youth · Mental health · Schools

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