More Than $9M in School Safety Grants Awarded in Indiana
INDIANAPOLIS—Indiana Governor Mike Pence announced on Friday more than $9 million in grant funding to local schools and school corporations through the Secured School Safety Grant Program. The Indiana Secured School Safety Board approved the grants.
The program is a dedicated state grant fund that provides matching grants to school corporations, charter schools, or coalitions of school corporations and/or charter schools applying jointly to:
- Employ a school resource officer (SRO)
- Conduct a threat assessment
- Purchase equipment to restrict access to the school or expedite the notification of first responders.
School corporations, charter schools, or coalitions with an average daily membership (ADM) of at least 1,000 students applied for grants up to $50,000 per year. Eligible entities with an ADM of less than 1,000 students applied for grants of up to $35,000 per year.
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