PRESS RELEASE FROM CLAUDIA TENNEY: Congresswoman Claudia Tenney: COPS Office is Now Accepting Applic

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From United States Representative Claudia Tenney:

For Immediate Release
June 26, 2018
 
Congresswoman Claudia Tenney: COPS Office is Now Accepting Applications for the 2018 School Violence Prevention Program

Washington, DC—Today, Congresswoman Claudia Tenney (NY-22) announced that the Community Oriented Policing Services (COPS) is accepting applications for the 2018 School Violence Prevention Program. This program provides funding directly to states, units of local government, and Indian tribes to improve security at schools and on school grounds. Applications are due by July 30, 2018 at 7:59 PM EDT. Click here for more information on the 2018 School Violence Prevention Program. 

“Our local law enforcement agencies put their lives on the line to protect and improve our communities. Communities and law enforcement must work together to prevent violence and tragedy like we saw in Parkland, Florida from occurring in the future. This starts with ensuring law enforcement has the resources to invest in early intervention and prevention programs. This funding will provide resources to properly train students, teachers, school officials and local law enforcement how to identify and intervene when signs of violence arise,” said Congresswoman Claudia Tenney. “I encourage all local agencies to apply for these important grants and to contact our office if they need assistance.”

Rep. Tenney was a Co-Sponsor of the Student, Teachers, and Officers Preventing (STOP) School Violence Act of 2018. This legislation gave the COPS Office authority to provide these funds directly to the States, units of local government, or Indian tribes.

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