Government Grants

$73M In Grant Funding
For School Safety

Apply now for the FY24 COPS SVPP $73 million grant to receive funding for school security equipment. We can help you get free assistance with your application before the June 17th deadline.

School Violence Prevention
Program (SVPP)

The Students, Teachers, and Officers Preventing School Violence Act of 2018 (STOP School Violence Act of 2018) gave the COPS Office authority to provide awards directly to States, units of local government, or Indian tribes to improve security at schools and on school grounds in the jurisdiction of the grantee through evidence-based school safety programs and technology.

Download FY24 COPS SVPP Executive Brief

Who is eligible?

Local Law Enforcement Agencies, State Law Enforcement Agencies, Units of local government (e.g., counties, cities, school districts), Federally Recognized Indian tribes and their public agencies, and Public Government Agencies

Up to $73 million in funding is available for FY24 SVPP. Each award is three years (36 months) in duration for a maximum federal share of $500,000 per award. There is a local cash match (cost share) requirement of at least 25 percent. SVPP funding will provide up to 75% funding for the following school safety measures in and around K-12 (primary and secondary) schools and school grounds:

  • “Technology for expedited notification of local law enforcement during an emergency”
  • “Any other measure that the COPS Office determines may provide a significant improvement in security”

The FY 2024 School Violence Prevention Program (SVPP) will close on Monday, June 17, 2024, at 4:59 PM ET.*

*IMPORTANT: Applications will be submitted in a two-step process, each with its own deadline.
STEP 1: Submit an SF-424 and an SF-LLL in
STEP 2: Submit the full application including attachments in JustGrants.

Contact us for more information.

Government Grants

A Comprehensive Guide
to The Grants Process for
Law Enforcement Agencies

Grants are a great way for your department or agency to receive funding beyond the limits of your operational budget and bridge the gap between resources and needs. Grants can help pay for equipment like radios, vehicles, training, or even provide funding for additional personnel.

But to be successful in winning grants, agencies need to identify the right grants to pursue, write strong applications that state their case for needing grants funding, offer a transparent budget that reflects those needs and follow best practices in writing and administering grants.

This eBook will walk you through the process of creating a strong application and give concrete examples of mistakes to avoid and best practices for a successful application.

View the eBook

How can you find funding opportunities that apply to your needs? Click on the industry links below, and you'll find a simple summary of the grant requirements. You’ll also find application deadlines, webinars and presentation materials that further explain the opportunity, and case studies about how other users like you have used wireless solutions to improve their performance.

In The Spotlight

How To Prepare A Successful Grant Application

Unsure of how to prepare a grant application?

This guide provides useful preparation practices for anyone seeking additional grant support including:

  • Strategic planning
  • Researching grants
  • Submitting and tracking your application

And much more

Download the Grants Guide

School Safety Grants

School Safety Grants

See Which School Safety Grants Are Open Across the U.S.

While safety is a top concern for schools, we understand that not all schools have the resources they need in order to implement crucial security and school safety technology. Government grants are available to help bridge that gap.

Motorola Solutions has partnered up with the grant experts at to help with grant research, grant alert notices and grant application reviews in order to ensure you have a successful application.

Please click on this link to find open grants in your area.

Motorola Solutions has partnered with the experts at PoliceGrantsHelp, GovGrantsHelp, FireGrantsHelp and the Partner Alliance for Safer Schools (PASS)  to provide you with free grant assistance programs. Get started on your application today!

Safety and Security Guidelines

Partner Alliance for Safer Schools

Partner Alliance for Safer Schools (PASS) 

First established in 2014, the Partner Alliance for Safer Schools (PASS) brings together expertise from the education, public safety, and industry communities to develop and support a coordinated approach to making effective use of proven security practices specific to K-12 environments, and informed decisions on security investments.

The mission of PASS is to provide school administrators, school boards and public safety and security professionals with information, tools and insight needed to implement a tiered approach to securing and enhancing the safety of school environments based on their individual needs, nationwide best practices, and making the most effective use of resources available.

PASS supports efforts by communities throughout the United States to provide and sustain an effective level of security appropriate to each district and K-12 facility, recognizing that making schools safer is both achievable and urgently needed.

Safety and Security Guidelines for K-12 Schools
The PASS Guidelines identify and classify best practices for securing K-12 facilities in response to urgent needs for information identified by the education community. The guidelines include:

  • Specific actions that can effectively raise the baseline of security.
  • Vetted security practices specific to K-12 environments.
  • Objective, reliable information on available safety and security technology.
  • Assessment of current security measures against nationwide best practices.
  • Multiple options for addressing security needs identified, based on available resources.
  • How to distinguish needed and effective solutions from sales pitches on unnecessary products.

Download the PASS Safety and Security Guidelines 6th Edition