Applications for Secured School Safety Grants Now Being Accepted

School corporation officials are now able to apply for Secured School Safety Grants.

This is the second opportunity to apply for matching grant money to help employ a resource officer, conduct a threat assessment, and/or purchase equipment to restrict access to the school or expedite the notification of first responders.

More than $9 million was distributed in the first round. Several local school corporations received a piece of those matching grants.

School corporations, charter schools or a coalition of school corporations and/or charter schools with an average daily membership of at least 1,000 students can apply for grants up to $50,000 per year. Those with a membership of less than 1,000 students can apply for grants up to $35,000.

The application period is open now and ends Monday, March 10.