COPS School Violence Prevention Program Grant

In the face of rising concerns about school safety, your commitment to protecting students and staff remains unwavering. However, outdated security measures along with budget constraints can hinder your ability to implement the most effective solutions, leaving a potentially vulnerable environment to threats.

About The Grant

The U.S. Department of Justice is offering up to $500,000 per award to improve school safety through the FY24 School Violence Prevention Program (SVPP). This grant provides a unique opportunity to invest in scalable, next-generational security technology like Xtract One’s SmartGateway.


The application is a 2-step process with forms due to by the June 11, 2024 deadline and full applications done through JustGrants by June 17, 2024. Learn more.


States, units of local government, Indian tribes, and their public agencies are eligible to apply. This includes:

  • School districts (including public charter schools)
  • School boards
  • Law enforcement agencies

How Can Your School Use SVPP Grant Funds with Xtract One?

The SVPP grant can fund a variety of school safety measures, including:

  • Technology for expedited response times to help reduce the likelihood of gun violence: Only our solution combines the power of broad weapon detection with the convenience of frictionless entry and the peace of mind of minimal false alarms. The SmartGateway’s real-time threat detection capabilities can significantly improve response times up to 7x faster than traditional walk-through metal detectors.
  • Training for local law enforcement officers to prevent student violence against others and self: Utilize grant funds to train school resource officers and staff on how to use SmartGateway’s real-time threat detection capabilities, improving their ability to identify and respond to potential incidents.

Why Choose Xtract One’s SmartGateway?

  • AI-Powered Weapon Detection: Proactively identify potential threats like firearms, knives, and other weapons without disrupting the flow of students and staff.
  • Enhance Safety and Experience: Maintain a welcoming, secure environment that prioritizes student comfort while minimizing anxiety.
  • Streamline Operations: Improve throughput and reduce unnecessary labor costs with SmartGateway’s efficient and touchless screening process.
  • Data-Driven Insights: Proactively identify potential security risks while improving overall safety strategies using real-time analytics.

What To Do Next

Applications are completed online. For more information on the SVPP grant and application process please visit the Department of Justice’s COPS Office website or contact the COPS Office Response Center at 800-421-6770 or

For technical assistance with submitting the Application for Federal Assistance, Standard Form 424 (SF-424), please call the customer service hotline at 800-518-4726 or send questions via email to

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