Ensuring the safety of Hoosier students, teachers and school staff is always a top priority. Recently, 392 schools throughout the state received more than $19 million from the Indiana Secured School Safety Grant Program to make safety upgrades.

This program, established by the Indiana General Assembly in 2013, provides matching grants to Hoosier school corporations, accredited non-public schools, charter schools and coalitions of school corporations. Funds are used to address and prepare for potential safety threats, like employing school resource officers, conducting threat assessments, and purchasing equipment to restrict access to the school or expedite first responder notification.

Since the program’s launch, Indiana schools – large and small – received more than $110 million in grant funding.

Indiana schools can apply for up to $100,000 in grant funds, but do not have to request the maximum amount. For the next round of funding, applicants need to submit requests to the Indiana Secured School Safety Board by clicking here.

For more information about the Indiana Secured School Safety Grant Program, click here. Connect to other key resources through the Indiana School Safety Hub at in.gov/schoolsafety.