STATEHOUSE – State Rep. Dave Ober (R-Albion) is pleased to announce that many schools in House District 82 will be receiving portions of the $9 million in grant funding through the Secured School Safety Grant Program
“This is extremely positive news for parents, students, teachers and administrator,” said Rep. Ober. “I’m glad to see such a positive outcome from policy that the General Assembly focused heavily on last session. I look forward to seeing the impact it will have on our community and our students.”
The program is a dedicated state grant fund that provides matching grants to school corporations, charter schools, or coalitions of school corporations and/or charter schools applying jointly to employ a school resource officer (SRO), purchase equipment to restrict access to the school or expedite the notification of first responders or conduct a threat assessment.
School corporations, charter schools, or coalitions with an average daily membership (ADM) of at least 1,000 students applied for grants up to $50,000 per year. Eligible entities with an ADM of less than 1,000 students applied for grants of up to $35,000 per year.
Below is the county and school or corporation breakdown of the grant funding amount and purpose of those funds for House District 82.
• Northwest Allen County Schools received $50,000 for school security equipment.
• Fairfield Community Schools received $50,000 for school security equipment
• Central Noble Community Schools received $50,000 for school security equipment and to employ an SRO.
• East Noble School Corporation received $25,000 for school security equipment and to employ an SRO.
• West Noble School Corporation received $50,000 for school security equipment.
• Smith-Green Community Schools received $20,411.60 for school security equipment and to employ an SRO.