Virginia Department of Criminal Justice Services (DCJS)
02/28/20 5:00 PM Receipt
Grants of up to $35,000 and grants of up to $70,000 to Virginia local units of government to increase safety and security in schools. Funding is intended to support security positions in public school campuses throughout the state. Grant funds must be used for salary and benefits for full-time or part-time SRO or SSO positions to provide coverage during routine school hours or after school activities.
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.
There is up to a 48-month grant period of July 1, 2020 to June 30, 2024 (providing funding remains available). The award of an SRO/SSO grant does not guarantee funding awards in subsequent years.
Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.
Email the application to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Please contact the following DCJS staff for questions regarding your SRO/SSO grant application:
- Tracy Matthews: email email@example.com or telephone (804) 371-0635
For specific questions regarding SRO/SSO training and/or their roles and responsibilities, please contact the following DCJS staff:
- Kim Simon: email firstname.lastname@example.org or telephone (804) 205-3803
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