NIJ FY 14 Developing Knowledge About What Works to Make Schools Safe

Quick Facts

Due DateJuly 10, 2014 (Thursday)
Award Amount$ 500,000 - $ 5,000,000
Category of Funding ActivityEducation
Income Security and Social Services
Law, Justice and Legal Services
Eligible Applicants
  • State governments
  • Special district governments
  • Independent school districts
  • Public and State controlled institutions of higher education
  • Native American tribal governments (Federally recognized)
  • Public housing authorities/Indian housing authorities
  • Native American tribal organizations (other than Federally recognized tribal governments)
  • Nonprofits having a 501 (c) (3) status with the IRS, other than institutions of higher education
  • Nonprofits that do not have a 501 (c) (3) status with the IRS, other than institutions of higher education
  • Private institutions of higher education

Program Description

NIJ seeks proposals to develop knowledge about the effects of personnel, programs, and activities on school safety in the United States. Funds are available to local education agencies (LEAs), public charter schools that are recognized as an LEA and State educational agencies (SEAs). Applicants are expected to enter into an agreement to partner with highly qualified researchers and research organizations to test whether an intervention helps us understand what works in making schools safer. One example of a permissible intervention under this solicitation would be schools hiring school resource officers or mental health service providers. Applicants and their research partners have considerable discretion in determining the kinds of research and safety initiatives to test based on the most meaningful initiatives in their particular jurisdictions. However, NIJ is particularly interested in the impact on school safety of mental health services, public safety and preparedness (such as the use of school resource officers), and school climate and culture programs.

General Information

Funding Opportunity NumberNIJ-2014-3878
Funding Opportunity TitleNIJ FY 14 Developing Knowledge About What Works to Make Schools Safe
Opportunity CategoryEducation
Income Security and Social Services
Law, Justice and Legal Services
Funding Instrument TypeGrant
Category ExplanationNot Available
Number of AwardsNot Available
Cost Sharing or Matching RequirementNo
Posted DateApril 16, 2014 (Wednesday)
Application Due DateJuly 10, 2014 (Thursday)
Application Archive DateAugust 9, 2014 (Saturday)
Total Program Funding$ 47,000,000
Award Amount$ 500,000 - $ 5,000,000
CFDA Number
  • 16.560 - National Institute of Justice Research, Evaluation, and Development Project Grants

Eligible Applicants

  • State governments
  • Special district governments
  • Independent school districts
  • Public and State controlled institutions of higher education
  • Native American tribal governments (Federally recognized)
  • Public housing authorities/Indian housing authorities
  • Native American tribal organizations (other than Federally recognized tribal governments)
  • Nonprofits having a 501 (c) (3) status with the IRS, other than institutions of higher education
  • Nonprofits that do not have a 501 (c) (3) status with the IRS, other than institutions of higher education
  • Private institutions of higher education

Contact Information

Agency NameDepartment of Justice
Program Information WebsiteFull Solicitation
ContactOffice: Office of Justice Programs
Address: National Institute of Justice
Contact: NIJschoolsafety@usdoj.gov
Program Administrator

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