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Research and Evaluation on School Safety, Fiscal Year 2021

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With this solicitation, NIJ seeks proposals for rigorous research and evaluation projects to study the root causes of school violence to include the impact and effectiveness of grants made under the STOP School Violence Act. NIJ is particularly interested in examining understudied approaches to improve school safety. Of most interest are anti-violence interventions and threat assessment.


Number of Awards: 2
Total Amount Awarded: $1,425,202


Date Modified: January 5, 2021

The anticipated total amount to be awarded under this solicitation has been raised from $1,000,000 to $1,500,000. While the anticipated number of awards listed on page 9 has been raised from 2 to 3, NIJ expects to make 1-3 awards under this solicitation. 

Date Modified: January 15, 2021

The bold text below has been added under “Clarifications” on page 10. “The recent median NIJ grant award amount is approximately $600,000. Applicants are encouraged to propose budgets that match the research activities proposed, which may be more or less than the anticipated maximum dollar amount of awards.

Date Modified: February 1, 2021

The deadlines for this solicitation have been extended. 

Date Modified: April 5, 2021

NIJ has extended the Applications JustGrants deadline to April 8, 2021, 11:59 pm ET.

Date Created: December 8, 2020