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K-8 CAP’s Bullying Prevention Program

Grants to New Jersey Schools for Programs
to Prevent Bullying in Grades K-8

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New Jersey Child Assault Prevention (NJCAP)

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Grants to New Jersey schools to engage staff, students, and parents in programs that will prevent bullying and violence in kindergarten through grade 8. Program areas include a staff in-service, workshops for parents and students, program reviews, and planning committee meetings.

CAP’s Bullying Prevention Program is an initiative of New Jersey Child Assault Prevention (NJ CAP) for schools (grades K-8) and is funded through the NJ Department of Children and Families. The most effective prevention program for any school or district is one which involves the entire school community. As such, CAP’s Bullying Prevention Program offers a series of workshops for staff, parents and students to assess the specific nature of bullying in the school, to train adults in appropriate intervention strategies and to improve student interaction.

First-time applicants will be prioritized for funding.

Schools will agree to have CAP County Coordinator and CAP Facilitators implement CAP’s Bullying Prevention Program according to the design of NJ CAP, including:

a. Administrative Meeting - 30-60 minutes. This meeting should be scheduled in the fall of the current school year. The CAP County Coordinator will meet with administration to discuss all specifics of the program.

b. Teacher/Staff Workshop - 11⁄2 to 2 hours of continuous and uninterrupted time for teacher/staff in service. All school staff are invited including cafeteria workers, playground aides and any auxiliary staff who interface with the children.

c. Implementation/Planning Committee - This group will be comprised of Principal, school nurse, counselor, parents, one student from each grade and staff representatives, etc. They will act as a steering committee for the implementation of the program and will meet after the staff inservice and prior to the classroom workshops. Their initial meeting will be 30-60 minutes with the CAP coordinator to discuss the specific needs of the school community and plan the implementation of school workshops. They will again meet at end of the program during the program review.

d. Parent Workshop - 11⁄2 to 2 hours. This workshop gives parents the opportunity to discuss the problem of bullying behaviors in the school community and to give strategies to help their children who are being bullied, those exhibiting bullying behaviors or those witnessing bullying.

e. Student Workshops - These workshops are developmentally appropriate for students in Kindergarten through 8th grades. This workshop helps sensitize students to the roles of those being bullied, those exhibiting bullying behavior and those witnessing bullying. Strategies to de-escalate bullying will be presented.

Kindergarten workshops will not be implemented until January of the school year.

Grades K-5 - two 1 hour classroom presentations with an additional 30 minute Review Time.

Grades 6th-8th - three 40 to 60 minute classroom presentations. The third session is the Cyber-Empowerment workshop. Additional 30 minutes required for Review Time for every two classes. Review Time – The school will provide space for a post workshop review. This review follows the classroom workshop. Children interested in participating in the post workshop review shall be permitted the time to attend.

f. Program Review Meeting-60 minutes. Takes place within one month of concluding the student workshops and is attended by the original Implementation Steering Committee, the principal, school nurse, counselor, parent, staff and student representatives from all grades, etc., and CAP Coordinator. A report will be given to the committee which will summarize the amount and severity of bullying in the school from the school communities perspective. A suggested timeline will be given to the committee for ongoing de-escalations of bullying in the school, including setting up school policies, adult intervention and resources on bullying. The Implementation Steering Committee will be encouraged to continue as the group which will oversee the prevention of bullying in the school.

g. Exit Interview - Within 2 weeks after completing the workshops. This meeting will allow feedback from school administrator and a written evaluation.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 181261

Term of Contract:

All schools will be available for implementation during the months of September 2018 - April 2019.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

This program is for schools (grades K-8). All public, private and parochial schools are welcome to apply for CAP funding.

Since the basic CAP curriculum forms the foundation for CAP’s Bullying Prevention Program, schools must have had CAP within the three years preceding implementation of CAP’s Bullying Prevention Program.

Pre-Application Information:

Schools applying for CAP funding must provide a minimum of 50% of the total cost of implementation.

The district match may only be waived if there is a demonstrable financial need, eligibility for urban aide funding or other related factors. In these circumstances, a waiver letter on school district letterhead from the Chief School Administrator, must accompany this application. Exemption requests will not be approved without the waiver letter.

Depending on availability of funds, the school may be responsible for additional funding.

The School Principal will complete the application, review and sign Implementation Timelines and Contract Criteria, and return to CAP State Office, by June 29, 2018.

-By February 2018 - CAP application will be available on-line at
-By June 29, 2018 – Application Deadline - All School Principals interested in applying for CAP funding will complete application, receive school board approval and return application to the CAP State Office.
-By August 31, 2018 - The CAP State Office in conjunction with School Principals and County Coordinators will have selected schools and notification of the selections will be made.
-By January 31, 2019 - All workshops will have been scheduled with the CAP County Coordinator.
-By March 30, 2019 - All adult and student workshops will have been completed. Deadline extensions must be approved by the State CAP Office.

Contact Information:

Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.

Angelina Hanratty

For additional information regarding Grant Applications or for help in completing the Grant Application, please contact the CAP County Coordinator. The Coordinator List 2018-19 may be found in the Supporting Documents below.

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USA: New Jersey