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Federal Funding Bill Advances, Including Funding Increase for School Violence Prevention Programs

On May 22, the U.S. House Appropriations Committee approved its Fiscal Year 2020 Commerce-Science-Justice funding bill, which would provide $125 million for programs authorized by the STOP School Violence Act, an overall increase of $25 million or 25% compared to 2019. The programs include Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA) grants for mental health training and…

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Federal School Security Grants From the School Violence Prevention Program

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Information on School Violence Prevention Program (SVPP) grants, including program eligibility, application process, uses and funding amounts Updated April 16, 2019 The U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) has announced the School Violence Prevention Program (SVPP), created through the 2018 enactment of the STOP School Violence Act, which Congress authorized to provide $33 million in grant assistance for…

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House Homeland Security Committee Passes SIA-Backed Border Security Bill

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The Security Industry Association (SIA) endorsed H.R. 3548, the Border Security for America Act of 2017 (BSAA), authored by House Homeland Security Chairman Michael McCaul, R.-Texas, and co-sponsored by 70 members of Congress. The House Homeland Security Committee gave the bill a favorable report on Oct. 4. On Wednesday, McCaul said the bill would authorize…

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Crucial Power Supply Exemption One Step Closer to Enactment

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Despite the July 1 expiration of an energy efficiency exemption for security/life-safety power supplies, the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) recently confirmed it will not take any related enforcement actions in light of action in Congress on H.R. 511/S.190, the Power and Security Systems (PASS) Act. In the latest action, the U.S. Senate passed S.…

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