Ohio Governor Announces Safety and Security Funding for Colleges and Universities

Funds will be used to cover physical security enhancements such as cameras, door locks, alarms, public address systems, and metal detectors.

Columbus, Ohio — Ohio Governor Mike DeWine announced on November 21 that 33 colleges and universities in Ohio will receive a total of $5 million in funding for security projects that enhance the safety of students and staff.

The grant awards are part of the 2022 Campus Safety Grant Program, which was funded with support from the Ohio legislature in Senate Bill 310 of the 133rd General Assembly. The Ohio School Safety Center, which is a division of the Ohio Department of Public Safety, reviewed the campus safety grant applications in consultation with the Ohio Department of Higher Education.

Funds will be used to cover expenses associated with physical security enhancements such as security cameras, door locks, alarms, public address systems, and metal detectors, according to a press release from DeWine’s office.

To be eligible for grant funding, colleges and universities conducted a security and vulnerability assessment to identify areas in need of safety enhancements.

The grant recipients are:

  1. Rhodes State College – Allen County -$87,500
  2. Hocking College – Athens County – $100,750
  3. Ohio University – Athens County – $124,175
  4. Belmont College – Belmont County – $142,077.65
  5. Miami University – Butler County – $163,414.23
  6. Clark State College – Clark County – $93,372
  7. Cleveland State University – Cuyahoga County – $174,350.20
  8. Columbus State Community College – Franklin County – $124,393.43
  9. Ohio State University – Franklin County – $174,257.25
  10. Northwest State Community College – Fulton County – $149,700
  11. Central State University – Greene County – $150,000
  12. Wright State University – Greene County – $147,930
  13. Cincinnati State Technical & Community College – Hamilton County – $148,335
  14. University of Cincinnati – Hamilton County – $197,649.40
  15. Southern State Community College – Highland County – $191,539.94
  16. Lakeland Community College – Lake County – $79,300
  17. Central Ohio Technical College – Licking County – $50,000
  18. Lorain County Community College – Lorain County – $145,200
  19. Owens Community College – Wood County – $177,583.25
  20. University of Toledo – Lucas County – $114,240
  21. Youngstown State University – Mahoning County – $62,968
  22. Marion Technical College – Marion County – $97,550
  23. Edison State Community College – Miami County – $61,460
  24. Sinclair College – Montgomery County – $118,350
  25. Zane State College – Muskingum County – $50,000
  26. Kent State University – Portage County – $387,567
  27. North Central State College – Richland County – $50,000
  28. Terra State Community College – Sandusky County – $338,598
  29. Shawnee State University – Scioto County – $76,013.12
  30. Stark State College – Stark County -$94,675
  31. University of Akron – Summit County – $422,630
  32. Washington State Community College – Washington County – $226,345.90
  33. Bowling Green State University – Wood County – $278,075.63

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