STOP School Violence Prevention and Mental Health Training Program
CSFA Number: 586-17-2175
Agency Name
State Board Of Education (586)
Agency Contact
Rebecca Doran
217-782-5270
rdoran@isbe.net
Short Description
Funding for this program will support the improvement of school security by providing students and teachers with the tools they need to recognize, respond quickly to violent attacks and mitigate risk exposure, and prevent acts of violence. The funds will further support the development of threat assessment and crisis intervention teams and anonymous reporting systems, designed to identify threats before they materialize, including those that originate from individuals with mental health issues; and for the training of students, school personnel and local law enforcement officers necessary to partner together in preventing violent events from happening
Subject Area
Education
Program Function
Education
Enabling Legislation
Student, Teachers, and Officers Preventing School Violence Act of 2018; H.R. 4909 Part AA of title I of the Omnibus Crime Control and Safe Streets Act of 1968 (34 U.S.C. 10551 et seq.)
Objectives and Goals
Objectives for Training: a) To provide training to teachers and education to students with the intent to prevent student violence against others and self and/or b) to provide specialized training for school officials in responding to mental health crises.

Objectives for school threat assessment and crisis intervention teams: a) To increase school safety by conducting school threat assessments and b) developing intervention teams designed to identify school violence risks and implement strategies to mitigate those risks.

Objective for anonymous reporting: To implement a technology solution such as an anonymous reporting technology that can be implemented as a smartphone APP, a hotline, or a website in the applicant’s geographic area designed to provide a way for students, teachers, faculty, and community members to anonymously identify school violence threats.
Types of Assistance
Project Grants
Uses and Restrictions
Under this Act BJA will award grants or cooperative agreements to State, units of local government, or federally recognized Indian tribes for the training of teachers and the education of students with the intent to prevent acts of violence to others or self. This will include the training of school officials responding to a mental health school crisis. In addition, these awards or cooperative agreements can be used for school threat assessments, crisis intervention teams, and anonymous reporting technology like APPS, hotlines, or websites. Under this Act no funds awarded under this program may be used for the provision of any person of a firearm or training in the use of a firearm. This would include situational training where mock scenarios are used and the use of firearms are part of the training.
Eligibility Requirements
The STOP School Violence Act of 2018 describes those who are eligible to apply are States, local units of government, and Indian tribes. The STOP School Violence Act of 2018 states that training for teachers and education of students to prevent violence against others and self. This will include specialized training for school officials responding to mental health crisis.
Eligible Applicants
Education Organizations;
Application and Award Processing
2 CFR 200, Uniform Administrative Requirements, Cost Principles, and Audit Requirements for Federal Awards applies to this program.

Policy Requirements
The following 2CFR policy requirements apply to this assistance listing:
Subpart B, General provisions
Subpart C, Pre-Federal Award Requirements and Contents of Federal Awards
Subpart D, Post Federal; Award Requirements
Subpart F, Audit Requirements

The following 2CFR policy requirements are excluded from coverage under this assistance listing:
Subpart E, Cost Principles
Assistance Consideration
Match is required
Regulations, Guidelines, Literature
Student, Teachers, and Officers Preventing School Violence Act of 2018 or STOP School Violence Act of 2018. H.R. 4909 Part AA of title I of the Omnibus Crime Control and Safe Streets Act of 1968 (34 U.S.C. 10551 et seq.) as amended.
Funding By Fiscal Year
FY 2020 : $1,000,000
Federal Funding
Notice of Funding Opportunities
None
None