The Antioch Unified School District (CA), Quitman County School District (MS), and Lower Brule Sioux Tribe (SD) were each awarded almost $500,000 in funding in December from the U.S. Department of Justice’s Community Oriented Policing Services (COPS).
The COPS School Violence Prevention Program awards help institute safety measures in and around primary and secondary schools, support school violence prevention efforts, provide training to school personnel and students, and implement evidence-based threat assessments.
“The awards announced today will fund a variety of school safety equipment and programs that will help ensure student success in supportive and safe environments,” said Acting COPS Director Robert Chapman in a press release.
Antioch Unified School District, Quitman County School District, and Lower Brule Sioux Tribe are three of the five entities partnering with Resource Associates’ expert grant writing team that submitted proposals for COPS funding. As a result, Antioch Unified School District was awarded $492,451, Quitman County School District was awarded $445,337, and Lower Brule Sioux Tribe was awarded $445,661 for a combined total of $1,383,449 in awards.