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Congresswoman Claudia Tenney: DOJ Now Accepting Applications for STOP School Violence Grants

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Washington, June 11, 2018 | comments

Washington, DC—Today, Congresswoman Claudia Tenney (NY-22) announced that the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ), Office of Justice Programs (OJP), and the Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA) are seeking applications for funding under the Student, Teachers, and Officers Preventing (STOP) School Violence Act Program. These grants will provide $50 million to train teachers and students and to develop an anonymous reporting system for threats of school violence. The deadline to apply for these grants is July 23rd .

“Communities and law enforcement must work together to prevent violence and tragedy like we saw in Parkland, Florida from occurring in the future. This starts with ensuring law enforcement has the resources to invest in early intervention and prevention programs. 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 Congresswoman Claudia Tenney. “I encourage every school in the 22nd District to apply for this important grant opportunity.”

Rep. Tenney was a cosponsor of the STOP School Violence Act, which authorized this grant program, and voted to pass the legislation in March.

Click here for more information on the BJA STOP School Violence Threat Assessment and Technology Reporting Program FY 2018 Competitive Grant.

Click here for more information on the BJA STOP School Violence Prevention and Mental Health Training Program FY 2018 Competitive Grant.





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