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STOP School Violence Program

The Student, Teachers, and Officers Preventing (STOP) School Violence Program supports efforts by school districts and charter schools to prevent and reduce school violence.

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PLEASE NOTE: This program is not currently accepting applications for funding.

This funding opportunity supports Massachusetts school districts and charter schools in the development and operation of school threat assessment and crisis intervention teams that include coordination with law enforcement agencies and school personnel. This program is designed to improve school security by providing students and teachers with the tools they need to recognize, respond quickly to, and prevent acts of violence. With this funding opportunity, the Commonwealth aims to assist local school districts with reviewing and updating their school threat assessment plans and provide resources to support training for the development of local crisis intervention teams.

These funds may also be used to support specialized training for school officials in intervening and responding to individuals with mental health issues that may impact school safety. 

This one-time program was made available through federal funding.


Only Massachusetts K-12 public school districts -- including vocational schools and educational collaboratives -- and charter schools are eligible to apply.

FFY23 Key Dates and Materials

Key Dates:

AGF Released

December 16, 2022.  (The AGF was updated on December 20, 2022, to clarify eligibility guidelines.)

Application Assistance Webinar


Wednesday, January 4th at 2:00 p.m.


After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.

Applications Due

4:00pm, Friday, January 13, 2023

Award Announcement 

January/February 2023

Performance Period (anticipated)

February 1, 2023 – September 30, 2023

Application Materials:

STOP School Violence AGF - UPDATED 12.20.22  This AGF was updated on December 20, 2022, to clarify eligibility guidelines.

STOP School Violence - Attachment A

STOP School Violence - Attachment B

STOP School Violence Program - Application Form

STOP School Violence - Subrecipient Risk Assessment

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