Virginia Department of Criminal Justice Services (DCJS)
03/19/21 5:00 PM
Grants of up to $35,000 and grants of up to $70,000 to Virginia local government agencies to increase safety and security in schools throughout the State. Funding is intended to support new security positions on public school campuses. Grant funds must be used for salaries and benefits for full-time or part-time school resource officer and security officer positions to provide coverage during routine school hours.
The Virginia Department of Criminal Justice Services (DCJS) is offering a new cycle of state grants through the School Resource Officer Grants Program and Fund to establish new School Resource Officer (SRO) positions in local law enforcement agencies and School Security Officer (SSO) positions in local school divisions. A primary goal of this grant program is to establish, enhance, and continue the partnerships between local law enforcement agencies and school divisions.
Priority will be given to localities who meet one or more of the following criteria:
GrantWatch ID#: 133812
The total amount requested in an application may not exceed $70,000 per SRO position or $35,000 for an SSO position, including the state funds requested and the required local cash or in-kind match.
Successful applicants will be funded for a 48-month period, from July 1, 2021 through June 30, 2025. However, continuation of funding after the first year is subject to program performance and availability of state funding. Grants for the first year will be awarded on a competitive basis for one (1) 12-month period beginning July 1, 2021 and ending on June 30, 2022.
Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.
To access the On-line Grants Management System (OGMS): https://www.dcjs.virginia.gov/grants/gmis-online.
Please contact the following DCJS staff for questions regarding the SRO/SSO grant application:
For specific questions regarding SRO/SSO training, certification, and/or their roles and responsibilities,
please contact the following DCJS staff:
For assistance with the OGMS system, email email@example.com and include the grant
program in the subject line. This should be used for general system questions and not grant application-specific inquiries.
Virginia Department of Criminal Justice Services
1100 Bank Street
Richmond, Virginia 23219
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