On June 25th, the Bipartisan Safer Communities Act (BSCA) was signed into law in the United States. In addition to supporting mental health and crisis intervention programs, the BSCA invests in programs to help institute safety measures in and around primary and secondary schools. This expands support for school violence prevention efforts and training for school personnel and students. Associated school safety grants include:

  • $300 million for the US Department of Justice (DOJ) Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA) STOP School Violence Act program.

  • $1 billion for incremental Title IV education grants (with school safety initiatives).

  • $100 million in increased funding for the DOJ Community Orientated Policing Services (COPS) Office administered grants. Specifically, the School Violence Prevention Program (SVPP) will benefit from a 40% increase in funding to $75 million annually over the course of the next 5 years.

Learn more about federal funding

For more information on federal grant and funding programs for education and to contact a Convergint expert for assistance, download the K-12 brochure.

    Why partner with Convergint?

    Convergint is a global, service-based systems integrator providing innovative safety and security solutions for K-12 schools through federal grant funding programs, offering:
    ·        Grant application support, validation of solutions, and assistance with proposal writing.
    ·        Comprehensive security assessments and threat analysis.
    ·        Customized security solutions backed by 20-year commitment to core value of service.