2024 STOP Solicitation

The Students, Teachers, Officers Preventing (STOP) School Violence Grant Program is designed to improve K-12 school security by providing 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. The STOP School Violence Act of 2018 gave the Department of Justice the authority to provide awards to grantees to implement evidence-based school safety programs and technology.

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).

Webinar for Interested Applicants

Register now! Join us on May 9, 2024, for the Informational Webinar: STOP School Violence Program FY2024 Solicitation, co-hosted by the NCSS, BJA, COPS Office, and OJJDP, to learn more about the grant program and the FY2024 STOP School Violence solicitations.

Agency-Specific Solicitation Information

BJA 2024 STOP Solicitation Information

The FY 2024 Preventing School Violence: BJA’s STOP School Violence Program 2024 grant solicitation has been posted. Visit https://bja.ojp.gov/funding/opportunities/o-bja-2024-172090 for more information about the grant program and to download the full solicitation.

  • Grants.gov Deadline: June 12, 2024, 8:59 PM ET
  • Application JustGrants Deadline: June 20, 2024, 8:59 PM ET

The anticipated funding available through the FY2024 BJA STOP School Violence Grant Program is 10 awards of up to $2,000,000 each in Category 1, and 69 awards of up to $1,000,000 each in Category 2. Each award is three years (36 months) in duration.

The program seeks to increase school safety by implementing:

  • solutions that will improve school climate
  • school-based behavioral threat assessments and/or intervention teams to identify school violence risk among students
  • technological innovations shown to increase safety such as reporting technology
  • other school safety strategies that assist in preventing school violence 

This funding cannot be used for target hardening equipment to secure schools such as cameras, security systems, fencing, locks, drug- or firearm-detecting docs, and more. Instead, see the COPS funding below. 

COPS Office 2024 STOP Solicitation Information

The COPS Office 2024 School Violence Prevention Program (SVPP) grant solicitation has been posted. Visit https://cops.usdoj.gov/svpp for more information about the grant program and to download the full solicitation.

  • Grants.gov Deadline: June 11, 2024, 4:59 PM ET
  • Application JustGrants Deadline: June 17, 2024, 4:59 PM ET

The anticipated funding available through the FY2024 COPS STOP School Violence Grant Program is 205 awards of up to $500,000. Each award is three years (36 months) in duration.

The goal of the School Violence Prevention Program (SVPP) is to improve security at schools and on school grounds through the implementation of evidence-based school safety programs and technology. SVPP awards will contribute to this goal by funding projects that include support for:

  • coordination with local law enforcement,
  • training for local law enforcement officers to prevent student violence against others or themselves,
  • placement and use of metal detectors, locks, lighting, and other deterrent measures,
  • acquisition and installation of emergency notification technology,
  • or other measures to significantly improve school security.

OJJDP 2024 STOP Solicitation Information

The OJJDP FY 2024 Enhancing School Capacity To Address Youth grant solicitation has been posted. Visit https://ojjdp.ojp.gov/funding/opportunities/o-ojjdp-2024-172084 for more information about the grant program and to download the full solicitation.

  • Grants.gov Deadline: June 10, 2024, 11:59 PM ET
  • Application JustGrants Deadline: June 24, 2024, 8:59 PM ET

The anticipated funding available through the FY2024 OJJDP STOP School Violence Grant Program is 23 awards of up to $1,000,000 each. Each award is three years (36 months) in duration.

The OJJDP FY 2024 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:

  1. reduce the incidence of school violence through improved school safety and climate and
  2. prevent youth violence, delinquency, and victimization in the targeted community.

Topic Areas

Capacity Building

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