Success Pack

STOP School Violence Grant Program

Safety Resources for K-12 School Districts


About 56.6 million students attend elementary and secondary schools in the US, including 50.8 million students in public schools and 5.8 million in private schools, according to the National Center for Education Statistics. Keeping the student population safe is a top priority, given the school violence statistics. From 2000 to 2017, there were 153 casualties (67 killed and 86 wounded) in active shooter incidents at elementary and secondary schools, and 143 casualties (70 killed and 73 wounded) in active shooter incidents at postsecondary institutions.

To combat violence in schools, a new Student, Teachers, and Officers Preventing (STOP) School Violence Grant Program was announced in December. It is designed to “improve school security by providing students and teachers with the tools they need to recognize, respond quickly to, and help prevent acts of violence”.

We’ve put together a collection of resources to help you tackle school violence in your district and to guide you in your application for the STOP School Violence grant.