2021 Training Needs Assessment Report

Data compiled from 2018-2020 STOP grantee survey responses and NCSS review of 2020 STOP proposals.


The Training Needs Assessment is a tool that allows NCSS to better understand STOP grantee experiences implementing school safety strategies, their specific training needs, evidence-based practice implementation, and COVID-19 influences on school safety activities. Through the survey results, we were equipped to identify and address needs and provide effective training and technical assistance to grantees in 2021-2022.



  • NCSS sent a survey link and invitation for participation to all 734 STOP grantees awarded in 2018, 2019, and 2020.
  • We received 240 completed surveys as of May 14, 2021.
  • Of all survey respondents, 57% were from the 2018-2019 cohort, 4% were from the 2019 (supplemental) cohort, and 39% were from the 2020 cohort.


  • NCSS reviewed the 283 proposals that received STOP grant funding from the US DOJ in 2020.
  • About 57% of the applications were from the Office of COPS, and 43% were from the BJA.

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Topic Areas

Comprehensive School Safety Plans

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