The OJJDP FY 2022 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.
There are two categories of funding available under this solicitation:
- Category 1: Project Sites
- Category 2: Training and Technical Assistance
NOTE: This solicitation is funded under the Students, Teachers, and Officers Preventing School Violence Act of 2018 (or STOP School Violence Act). STOP School Violence Act funds cannot be used for the purchase of target-hardening equipment to secure schools. In addition, these funds cannot be used to pay for armed security officers or school resource officers. Applicants interested in funding for target hardening should see the Office of Community Oriented Policing Services (COPS) School Violence Prevention Program.
The Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA), OJJDP, and the COPS office are all releasing solicitations in FY 2022 with funding supported by the STOP School Violence Act. Applicants should not submit duplicate applications with a similar project design in response to more than one of these DOJ solicitations.
View the solicitation-specific webinar that was held April 27, 2022.
Number of Awards: 24
Total Amount Awarded: $24,905,757