Grant Details

Secured School Safety Grant Program (Indiana)

 
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    CFDA#

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    Funder Type

    State Government

    IT Classification

    B - Readily funds technology as part of an award

    Authority

    Indiana Department of Homeland Security (IDHS)

    Summary

    The Indiana Secured School Grant Fund was created in 2013 by Senate Enrolled Act 1-2013. The fund was established to increase the safety of Hoosier schools. The SSSG program is an allocated state fund that provides matching grants to school corporations, accredited non-public (i.e. private) schools, charter schools, and coalitions of school corporations. SSSG funds may be used to:

    • Employ a certified school resource officer (SRO); employ a law enforcement officer (LEO); provide school resource officer training; enter into a contract or memorandum of understanding (MOU) with local law enforcement agency, private entity, or non-profit corporation to employ an SRO or LEO within the school; and/or
    • Purchase equipment and technology to:
      • Restrict access to school property; or
      • Expedite notifications to local law enforcement and first responders; and/or
    • Conduct a threat assessment; and/or
    • Provide firearm and self-defense trainings; and/or
    • Cover initial set up costs for an active event warning system with the County's Sheriff Department. (No match requirement); and/or
    • Implement a student and parent support services plan.
     

    History of Funding

    Since being signed in to law in 2013, the Indiana Secured School Safety Grant (SSSG) program has served as a critical resource to ensure Hoosier schools are safe and secure. The program has delivered more than $53 million in matching grants to Indiana school districts across the state to address and prepare for potential safety threats. FY 2019 awardees can be seen at https://www.in.gov/dhs/files/FY2019%20Funded%20Schools.pdf.

    Additional Information

    Ineligible costs include: 

    • Construction expenditures;
    • Personnel expenses other than salary and fringe benefits of qualifying personnel;
    • Items for qualified personnel such as phones, weapons, ammunition, conducted electrical weapons, vehicles or uniforms;
    • Advanced SRO training; and
    • Pre-award expenditures (i.e. expenses incurred prior to the notification of the award/performance period).

    Contacts

    IDHS Grant Staff

    IDHS Grant Staff
    302 W. Washington Street Room E208
    Indianapolis, IN 46204
    (317)-232-3980
     

  • Eligibility Details

    Eligible applicants include school corporations, accredited non-public (i.e. private) schools, charter schools and coalitions of school corporations applying jointly located in a county that have a county school safety commission. For information on county school safety commissions visit the Indiana Department of Education's website at https://www.doe.in.gov/safety/county-school-safety-commissions.

    Deadline Details

    Applications were to be submitted by July 31, 2020. A similar deadline is anticipated annually.

    Award Details

    Award amounts vary based upon Average Daily Membership (ADM) of the applicant: 

    • Applicants with an average daily membership between 1 - 500 students may apply for funds up to $35,000 at 25% match or up to $50,000 at 50% match or up to $100,000 at 100% match
    • Applicants with an average daily membership between 501 - 1,000 students may apply for funds up to $50,000 at 50% match or $100,000 at 100% match.
    • Applicants with an average daily membership of 1,000 students or coalition may apply for funds up to $100,000 at 100% match.

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