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Secured School Safety Grant Opportunity

April 20th 2018

The Indiana Department of Homeland Security has opened up the Secured School Safety Grant Program for 2019 grant applications.

The Secured School Safety Grant program supports schools by providing matching grants to school corporations, accredited non-public schools, charter schools or a coalition of school corporations and/or charter schools.

Secured School Safety Grant funds can be used to:

  1. Employ a school resource officer (SROs)
  2. Purchase equipment and technology that restricts access to school property; or expedites notifications to local law enforcement and first responders
  3. Conduct a threat assessment.

To apply for the Secured School Safety Grant, an Intent to Apply Form must be completed and emailed to the IDHS Grants Section inbox at  grants@dhs.in.gov When sending the Intent to Apply form to IDHS Grants Management, please enter “FY 2019 SSSG Intent to Apply” into the subject line of the email. The Intent to Apply Form can be found on their website.

Intent to Apply Forms are due by Friday, April 27, 2018, and final proposals are due by Monday, May 21, 2018.

IDHS is moving to GovDelivery for distributing grant information through email. The Grants Management team has established additional lists to allow users to sign up for updates on grant programs of specific interest. Additionally, GovDelivery allows users to sign up for notification of website updates, which will alert subscribers when a change occurs on webpages of interest (such as when Notices of Funding Opportunity are posted).

Anyone interested in receiving grant updates by email should sign up online for information on the various grants administered through IDHS. Moving forward, all notifications regarding Notices of Funding Opportunities, quarterly reports and other grant-related updates will be sent using the GovDelivery system – signing up for specific grant mailing lists will help IDHS get the right information to the appropriate people.

Reach out to IDHS Grant Management at grants@dhs.in.gov if you have any questions in regards to the Secured School Safety Grant NOFO.