Ind. Allocates More Than $10 Million to School Security

The funds must be used to conduct threat assessments, install security systems or hire school resource officers.

The governor of Indiana announced more than $10 million in school security funds to be distributed to hundreds of schools and school corporations in the state on Nov. 12.

Governor Mike Pence and the Indiana Secured School Safety Board approved the grants, which are partially a result of excess and unspent funds, according to

The money will go to 260 schools, school corporations, charter schools and school coalitions for the third time since the Secured School Safety grants were created.  Schools, school corporations and charter schools with at least 1,000 students were able to apply for grants of up to $50,000 while those with fewer than 1,000 students could apply for grants up to $35,000.

RELATED: Ind. Governor Awards $3.5 Million to School Safety Program

The grant money must be used to conduct threat assessments, purchase access control or emergency notification systems or to employ school resource officers.

The grants were funded from the account’s original $3.5 million allocation, $3.5 million from excess Indiana Department of Homeland Security admin funds and more than $3 million in unspent funds from previous years.

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