Through its Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA), the U.S. Department of Justice is releasing over $34M in grant funds for state and local jurisdictions to prevent and reduce school violence through use of technology. tip411 is a qualified program to provide through the use of these grant funds.
As you may know, BJA is the primary provider of criminal justice funding to state and local jurisdictions.
The BJA STOP School Violence grant clearly outlines use of this kind of technology, tip411, as a priority. In fact, BJA plans to make up to 17 awards of up to $250,000 each under its Category 7: Technology and Reporting. The main objective under this category is “to implement a technological solution, such as an anonymous reporting technology, that can be implemented as a mobile phone-based app, a hotline, or a website in the applicant’s geographic area designed to enable students, teachers, faculty, and community members to anonymously identify threats of school violence… The proposed technology solution should be used to help prevent incidents before they occur.”
tip411 is a cost-effective web based toolset that allows law enforcement to communicate with, and get tips from, the community across a variety of channels including custom branded apps, 2-way anonymous text messages, community alerts via email, text and social media.
Applications are due June 11, 2019. To reiterate, tip411 is a qualified program to provide through these grant funds and we have staff on hand to help assist you in preparing your application to include our technology as part of your overall strategy.
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