Congressman Sanford Bishop

Representing the 2nd District of Georgia

ADVISORY: DOJ ACCEPTING APPLICATION FOR 2018 VIOLENCE PREVENTION GRANT PROGRAM

Jun 26, 2018
Press Release
ALBANY, GA – Congressman Sanford D. Bishop, Jr. (GA-02) issued the following notification for interested school safety stakeholders. The U.S. Department of Justice’s COPS Office is now accepting grant applications for the 2018 School Violence Prevention Program.
 
The 2018 School Violence Prevention Program provides funding directly to states, units of local government, and Indian tribes to be used to improve security at schools and on school grounds in the grantees’ jurisdictions through evidence-based school safety programs that may include one or more of the following:
 
  • Coordination with local law enforcement
  • Training for local law enforcement officers to prevent school violence against others and self
  • Placement and use of metal detectors, locks, lighting, and other deterrent measures
  • Acquisition and installation of technology for expedited notification of local law enforcement during an emergency
  • Any other measure that, in the determination of the director of the COPS Office, may provide a significant improvement in security
 
Applications are due by July 30, 2018 at 7:59 PM EDT.
 
More information on the 2018 School Violence Prevention Program can be found here.