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Secured School Safety Grant Program (Indiana)

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    Funder Type

    State Government

    IT Classification

    B - Readily funds technology as part of an award


    Indiana Department of Homeland Security (IDHS)


    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

    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).


    IDHS Grant Staff

    IDHS Grant Staff
    302 W. Washington Street Room E208
    Indianapolis, IN 46204

  • 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

    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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