I want to make sure that as one of my valuable readers, you are aware of a newly released funding opportunity. The U.S. Department of Justice recently made an announcement regarding grant funding to support threat assessment technology and reporting for schools. Eligible applicants are states, units of local government and federally-recognized Indian tribes.
Funding may be used to assist local education agencies and nonprofit organizations through:
- Training to prevent violence
- The development and operation of anonymous reporting systems, hotlines and websites
- The development and operation of school threat assessment and crisis intervention teams
As a local education agency (LEA), you are not eligible to apply. BUT, you can contact your state department of education and/or department of justice and encourage those entities to apply for these grants.
For more information on the grant application, click here.
To learn more about how the practice of threat assessment fits into your school’s safety plan, read this.