Secure Your School's Future: A Roadmap to Upcoming Grants

Macey Price
6/13/2024
Secure Your School's Future: A Roadmap to Upcoming Grants

In today's rapidly evolving educational landscape, ensuring the safety and well-being of students, staff, and the entire school community has become a paramount priority. As educational institutions strive to create secure and nurturing learning environments, access to funding often plays a crucial role in implementing comprehensive safety measures. Recognizing the critical need for enhanced security, various government agencies and organizations have stepped forward to offer grant opportunities specifically designed to support school safety initiatives.

At Ruvna, we understand the complexities involved in securing funding and navigating the grant application process. That's why we've compiled a comprehensive guide to help you stay informed about the upcoming grants and their respective deadlines, eligibility criteria, and allowable expenses. 

It's important to note that some grants have two different deadlines: one for Grants.gov and another for JustGrants. Grants.gov is the initial platform where applicants submit their preliminary applications, while JustGrants is a separate system used by the Department of Justice (DOJ) for the complete application submission. The JustGrants deadline is typically a few days after the Grants.gov deadline, allowing applicants time to gather and submit additional required materials.

To help you prioritize and plan your grant applications effectively, we have ordered the grants below based on their upcoming deadlines, focusing on opportunities available in June and July 2024. This will enable you to stay organized and submit your applications well ahead of the deadlines.

To explore these grant opportunities and access detailed information, visit the Grants.gov website at https://www.grants.gov/ or JustGrants at https://www.justice.gov/grants

1. OJJDP School Violence Prevention Program

  • Eligibility: Independent school districts, public school districts, private K-12 schools (including private charter schools), private for-profit K-12 schools, public charter schools, nonprofits, and other entities.
  • Key Areas: Implement proactive violence prevention strategies, foster open communication between home and school, and enhance protective factors for student success.
  • Grants.gov deadline: June 10, 2024
  • JustGrants deadline: June 24, 2024

2. COPS School Violence Prevention Program (SVPP)

  • Eligibility: School districts, including public charter schools and school districts with a single school, school boards, and other entities.
  • Key Areas: Invest in training for local law enforcement officers, enhance reunification protocols, deploy visitor management systems, and expedite emergency notifications.
  • Grants.gov deadline: June 11, 2024
  • JustGrants deadline: June 17, 2024

3. BJA Student, Teachers, and Officers Preventing (STOP) School Violence Program

  • Eligibility: Nonprofits, independent school districts, private K-12 schools, public charter schools, and other entities.
  • Key Areas: Establish school-based threat assessment teams, implement anonymous reporting technology, and explore innovative solutions to prevent school violence.
  • Grants.gov deadline: June 12, 2024
  • JustGrants deadline: June 20, 2024

4. Nonprofit Security Grant Program (NSGP)

  • Eligibility: Nonprofit organizations
  • Key Areas: Fortify access control and identity verification systems, prioritize cybersecurity measures, and invest in comprehensive security training and response exercises.
  • Sub-application deadline: Varies by state
  • Final FEMA deadline: June 24, 2024

5. State Homeland Security Program (SHSP)

  • Eligibility: State, local, tribal, and territorial governments, as well as nonprofits.
  • Key Areas: Establish direct emergency notification systems, facilitate real-time intelligence sharing with law enforcement, and prioritize physical security enhancements.
  • Deadline: June 24, 2024

6. Nonpublic School Safety Equipment (NPSE) Grant

  • Eligibility: Religious and independent schools in New York
  • Key Areas: Enhance preparedness with active shooter response training, fortify access control through panic buttons and visitor management systems, and safeguard your campus with alarm systems and student tracking solutions.
  • Deadline: Extended to June 27, 2024

7. Secured School Safety Grant (SSSG)

  • Eligibility: Indiana school corporations, accredited non-public schools, charter schools, and coalitions of school corporations.
  • Key Areas: Implement cutting-edge safety management technology, streamline visitor tracking, expedite emergency notifications, and equip staff with behavioral health threat assessment training.
  • Deadline: July 1, 2024

The path to securing your school's future starts with proactive action and a commitment to exploring every available resource. At Ruvna, we firmly believe that investing in school safety is an investment in the well-being of our communities and the future of our students.

As you explore these grant opportunities, remember that Ruvna's all-in-one platform for school operations, safety, and communications offers a comprehensive suite of solutions that align with many of the allowable expenses outlined in these grants. 

Take the first step towards a safer tomorrow by staying informed about the grants outlined in this comprehensive guide. By proactively seeking funding and implementing robust safety measures, you can ensure that your school has the resources it needs to protect its most valuable assets – the students and staff who shape the leaders of tomorrow.

To learn more about how Ruvna can help your school enhance its safety measures, schedule a demo with our team today by clicking here.

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