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11-06-2023 FY23 COPS School Violence Prevention Program Announcement

Special thanks to Juliana Lingo for securing this grant for Lytle ISD. The following is a letter received regarding precautions taken to secure the campuses. 

US Department of Justice Letter head

Dear Superintendent Carroll-Smith:

On behalf of the Attorney General of the United States, Merrick B. Garland, and the Office of Community Oriented Policing Services (COPS Office), it is my pleasure to inform you that we have approved your proposal for the FY23 COPS School Violence Prevention Program in the amount of $315,809. The COPS Office recognizes and appreciates your commitment to this very important initiative.

At the COPS Office, our mission is advancing community policing nationwide. We prioritize this by supporting state, local, tribal, and territorial law enforcement agencies as they carry out their vital public safety missions. The project you will implement with these award funds contributes to the mission of the COPS Office and the greater goal of reducing crime and building trust between law enforcement and communities served. The team at the COPS Office looks forward to supporting you as you implement this important work.

In the coming days, the COPS Office will release your award package via the Justice Grant System (JustGrants) website. At that time, you will receive an automated email with additional information on how to access, review, and accept your award. You will also be contacted separately by your assigned grant manager and you can always seek assistance with your award from

I want to extend my personal appreciation for your efforts and congratulate you on this award. On behalf of the staff at the COPS Office, we look forward to working with you on this important project.


Hugh T Clements, Jr




Michelle Carroll Smith