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SRO/SSO Incentive Grant Program

Grant Program Information: School Resource Officer (SRO)/School Security Officer (SSO) Incentive Grant Program
Source of Funds: State General Funds
Amount Available: To be determined.
Purpose of Funds: Grants to localities for School Resource Officer and School Security Officer positions.
Program Goals: Provide funding to localities to place either a School Resource Officer or School Security Officer in elementary and secondary schools where none currently exist.
Eligibility Requirements: Priority will be given to those elementary or secondary schools that do not currently have an SRO or SSO position. Need will be assessed based on the grant application.

Match Requirements:



Local match will be based on the Composite Index of Local Ability to Pay as determined by the Virginia Department of Education.

SRO/SSO Incentive Grant Program-Grant Management PowerPoint Presentation

SRO/SSO Incentive Grant Program-Status Report PowerPoint Presentation

Virginia School-Law Enforcement Partnership (SLEP) Guide

Virginia School-Law Enforcement Partnership Model Memorandum of Understanding (MOU)

School Resource Officer (SRO) and School Administrator Basic Course

School Security Officer (SSO) Virginia Administrative Code

School Security Officer (SSO) Initial Certification Training

2022-2024 Composite Index Ability-to-Pay




Contact Information:


Grant Coordinator(s)
Grant Monitor(s)
DCJS Grants Administration
1100 Bank Street
Richmond, VA 23219
Phone: 804.786.4000
Fax: 804.786.7231