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:
- Rhodes State College – Allen County -$87,500
- Hocking College – Athens County – $100,750
- Ohio University – Athens County – $124,175
- Belmont College – Belmont County – $142,077.65
- Miami University – Butler County – $163,414.23
- Clark State College – Clark County – $93,372
- Cleveland State University – Cuyahoga County – $174,350.20
- Columbus State Community College – Franklin County – $124,393.43
- Ohio State University – Franklin County – $174,257.25
- Northwest State Community College – Fulton County – $149,700
- Central State University – Greene County – $150,000
- Wright State University – Greene County – $147,930
- Cincinnati State Technical & Community College – Hamilton County – $148,335
- University of Cincinnati – Hamilton County – $197,649.40
- Southern State Community College – Highland County – $191,539.94
- Lakeland Community College – Lake County – $79,300
- Central Ohio Technical College – Licking County – $50,000
- Lorain County Community College – Lorain County – $145,200
- Owens Community College – Wood County – $177,583.25
- University of Toledo – Lucas County – $114,240
- Youngstown State University – Mahoning County – $62,968
- Marion Technical College – Marion County – $97,550
- Edison State Community College – Miami County – $61,460
- Sinclair College – Montgomery County – $118,350
- Zane State College – Muskingum County – $50,000
- Kent State University – Portage County – $387,567
- North Central State College – Richland County – $50,000
- Terra State Community College – Sandusky County – $338,598
- Shawnee State University – Scioto County – $76,013.12
- Stark State College – Stark County -$94,675
- University of Akron – Summit County – $422,630
- Washington State Community College – Washington County – $226,345.90
- Bowling Green State University – Wood County – $278,075.63
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