Schools encouraged to apply for federal grant under STOP School Violence Act

Published Jun 13, 2018 at 4:00pm

Schools in the 22nd Congressional District are encouraged to apply for funding under the Student, Teachers, and Officers
Preventing (STOP) School Violence Act program, said U.S. Rep. Claudia Tenney, R-22, New
Hartford.

The grants will provide $50 million to train teachers and students and to develop an anonymous reporting system for threats of school violence. Applications are being sought by the U.S. Department of Justice, Office of Justice Programs, and the Bureau of Justice Assistance, said Tenney.

The deadline to apply for the grants is July 23.

“Communities and law enforcement must work together to prevent violence and tragedy like we saw in Parkland, Fla. from occurring in the future....The grants will provide resources to properly train students, teachers, school officials and local law enforcement how to identify and intervene when signs of violence arise,” said Tenney.

“I encourage every school in the 22nd District to apply for this important grant opportunity,” she added.

More information is at bja.gov/funding/SSVthreat18.pdf and bja.gov/funding/SSVtraining18.pdf online.