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.