[r82] Schools Receive more than $9M in Grants (11/1/2013)

Friday, November 1, 2013

Start Date: 11/1/2013 Start Time: 8:00 AM
End Date: 11/1/2013 End Time: 8:00 AM

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.

Allen
Northwest Allen County Schools received $50,000 for school security equipment.
Elkhart
Fairfield Community Schools received $50,000 for school security equipment
Noble
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.
Whitley
Smith-Green Community Schools received $20,411.60 for school security equipment and to employ an SRO.

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