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The Indiana Secured School Safety Grant opened for applications today August 1, 2013. The deadline to submit proposals for grant funds is September 30, 2013.
The Indiana Secured School Fund was created to provide matching grants to school corporations and charter schools or coalitions of school corporations and/or charter schools to make schools safer by hiring school resource officers, conducting threat assessments, or purchasing equipment to restrict access to school property or expedite notification of first responders.
School corporations, charter schools or coalitions with an average daily membership (ADM) of at least 1,000 can apply for grants up to $50,000 per year. Eligible applicants with an ADM of less than 1,000 can apply for grants of up to $35,000 per year.
The Indiana Department of Homeland Security (IDHS) administers the grant program.
§ Be located in a county that has a County School Safety Commission.
§ The Commission must have specific members and perform certain duties described in IC 5-2-10.1-10. There is still time for County School Safety Commissions to be organized prior to the application deadline.
§ August 1, 2013 – Grant application period begins & Grant Program Guidance Released
§ September 15, 2013 – Deadline to submit notice of intent
§ September 30, 2013 – Deadline to submit proposal for grants funds
§ October 1, 2013 to October 31, 2013 – Proposal review
§ November 1, 2013 – Projected award start date
§ October 31, 2014 – Projected award end date
For more information on the Secured School Safety Grant Program visit www.in.gov/dhs/securedschoolsafety.htm.
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