Byrne Celebrates School Safety Grants for Mobile, State of Alabama
Congressman Bradley Byrne (R-AL), a member of the House Education and the Workforce Committee, issued the following statement in response to the City of Mobile, the Alabama State Law Enforcement Agency, and the Alabama State Department of Education receiving grants from the Department of Justice to support school safety.
Congressman Byrne said: “I was proud to support increased funding for school safety grants earlier this year, and I am thrilled to see that Alabama will benefit from the funds. With these funds, state and local officials will have more resources for school safety training, mental health training programs, and school violence prevention. I appreciate the Trump Administration and Attorney General Jeff Sessions for their help in securing this critical funding.”
The specific grants include:
- $393,935 for the City of Mobile through the 2018 Community Oriented Policing Services (COPS) School Violence Prevention Program;
- $468,750 for the Alabama State Law Enforcement Agency through the COPS School Violence Prevention Program;
- $369,633 for the Alabama State Law Enforcement Agency through the STOP School Violence Threat Assessment and Technology Reporting Program; and
- $353,608 for the Alabama State Department of Education through the STOP School Violence Prevention and Mental Health Training Program.
According to the Department of Justice, the grant programs “will provide new technology for reporting systems and other threat deterrent measures and create school safety training and education programs for school administrators, staff, students, and first responders.”
Click here for more information on the grants.