Friday, July 19, 2019
Senate Republicans have continued to work diligently to improve school safety. This session, through Senate Enrolled Act 325 and House Enrolled Act 1004, lawmakers expanded the list of things for which schools could use a SSSG, and in the new state budget, allocated $19.2 million per year to the SSSG program.
The Indiana Department of Homeland Security is now accepting applications for the SSSG program through Aug. 2.
SSSGs can be used to fund the following safety initiatives:
Public school corporations, accredited non-public schools, charter schools or a coalition of school corporations and/or charter schools applying jointly are eligible to apply for the matching grants of up to $100,000.
To date, the SSSG program has given more than $53 million in matching grants to Indiana school districts. In 2018, more than $14 million in matching grants were awarded to 388 schools or districts.
Grant awards will be announced by Sept. 1.
For more information and to apply, click here.