BJA 2021 STOP Solicitation
The BJA 2021 Student, Teachers, and Officers Preventing (STOP) School Violence grant solicitation has been posted. Visit https://bja.ojp.gov/funding/opportunities/o-bja-2021-47003 for more information about the grant program and to download the full solicitation.
Grants.gov Deadline: August 2, 2021, 11:59 p.m. ET
Application JustGrants Deadline: August 16, 2021, 11:59 p.m. ET
The total anticipated amount of funding available through the FY2021 BJA STOP School Violence Grant Program is $74,000,000. Each award is three years (36 months) in duration. The match requirement has been eliminated.
Webinar for interested applicants
We co-hosted a live webinar with BJA for all interested applicants on June 17, 2021. A recording is available:
Training and Technical Assitance (TTA) available
“Applications that propose threat assessments, intervention teams, and/or operate technology solutions such as anonymous reporting systems should ensure that their implementation strategies, policies, and protocols address critical issues such as student privacy, data security, race, national origin, disability, religion, and sex-based discrimination and bias. They also must ensure that community stakeholders are a part of the planning process as described in the U.S. Secret Service National Threat Assessment Center’s threat assessment model and that interventions are trauma-informed as well as informed by child and adolescent development. BJA’s training and technical assistance (TTA) provider, the National Center for School Safety, will work with grantees to assess their strategies and provide support as necessary throughout the grant period on vital issues such as developing evidence-based, constitutionally sound programs. For more information related to policies and protocols to address student privacy, data security, discrimination, and bias, see https://studentprivacy.ed.gov/ and https://studentprivacy.ed.gov/resources/school-resource-officers-school-law-enforcement-units-and-ferpa.”
In addition, coordinating with TTA is required: “Applicants will be required to document all training and education sessions conducted under the award, as applicable. Applicants will also be required to coordinate with the BJA STOP Program TTA provider.”
Category changes and MOUs
Training on violence prevention and threat assessment/ARS is now included as one category instead of two. Grantees no longer have to write a grant for training and write a second grant for threat assessment/ARS if they want to do both.
Memoranda of understanding (MOUs) are required if doing threat assessment teams, other intervention teams, or ARS.