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K-8 CAP’s Bullying Prevention Program

Grants to New Jersey K-8 Schools for
Programs to Combat Student Bullying

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New Jersey Child Assault Prevention (NJCAP)

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Grants to New Jersey K-8 schools for programs to combat bullying in schools throughout the State. Funding is intended to support a series of workshops and meetings for parents, staff, and students that explore types of harassment, intervention strategies, and problem-solving strategies for students.

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, the Child Assault Prevention (CAP) project offers a comprehensive approach to the problem of bullying in schools. The ‘CAP’s Bullying Prevention Program’ features a three-prong approach with a series of workshops for staff, parents and students. The program seeks to mobilize the school to:

- Raise awareness and identify types of bullying and harassment
- Encourage anti-bully/harassment polices
- Train adults in appropriate intervention strategies
- Improve student communication, conflict resolution, problem solving and other social skills

“CAP’s Bullying Prevention Program” is an innovative program designed for Kindergarten to 8th grade and is to be implemented in schools that have already had the Child Assault Prevention Program.

Schools will agree to have CAP County Coordinator and CAP Facilitators implement CAP’s Bullying Prevention Program according to the design of NJ CAP. For a detailed description of the meetings and workshops included in this design, see

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GrantWatch ID#: 181261

Term of Contract:

All schools will be available for implementation during the months of September 2019 – April 2020.

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

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

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.

First time applicants will be prioritized for funding.

Pre-Application Information:

- By February 2019 - CAP application will be available on-line.
- By July 15, 2019 – 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, 2019 - 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, 2020 - All workshops will have been scheduled with the CAP County Coordinator.
- By March 30, 2020 - All adult and student workshops will have been completed. Deadline extensions must be approved by the State CAP Office.

Applications must be submitted via email by the District Chief School Administrator.

Districts will receive written notification of their acceptance within three months of the deadline date for submission of the grant application. Districts not selected due to limited funding will be put on a waiting list.

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.

For additional information about the CAP's Bullying Prevention Program:

Contact Information:

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

Submit the completed application by email to

For additional information regarding Grant Applications or for help in completing the Grant Application, please contact the CAP County Coordinator. The Coordinator List 2019-20 may be found in Supporting Documents below.

You may also contact Angelina Hanratty with any questions at 856-374-5001.

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USA: New Jersey