Schools seeking additional funds for safety improvements can apply for the Secured School Safety Grant. Applications to receive funding through the program need to be submitted before Aug. 2 and can be found by clicking here.

Grants can be used for hiring school resource officers, conducting threat assessments, making safety improvements to buildings, and covering startup costs for “active event” warning systems to quickly notify emergency responders.

State lawmakers recently appropriated an additional $5 million to the fund, which now totals $19 million.

School safety is critical, and these grants help schools take important steps to protect students and foster a positive learning environment. From providing money to schools to update security to being prepared for active shooter scenarios, Indiana is addressing the issue from all sides.

Since being established under law in 2013, the Indiana Secured School Safety Grant Program has delivered more than $53 million in matching grants to Indiana school districts across the state.

Grant awards will be determined by Sept. 1, 2019.

To learn more about the program, access school safety resources, and to sign up for updates please visit: https://www.in.gov/dhs/securedschoolsafety.htm

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