The Ohio attorney general just announced they will be giving out $10 million in school safety grants for the 2019-2020 school year.
All public schools, chartered nonpublic school and schools operated by county boards of developmental disabilities are eligible to receive either $2,500 or $4.49 per student, whichever amount is greater.
Grant funding is to be used for school safety initiatives that serve to educate about and decrease school violence including:
- The support of school resource officer certification training;
- Any type of active shooter and school safety training or equipment;
- All grade level type educational resources;
- Training to identify and assist students with mental health issues;
- School supplies or equipment related to school safety or for implementing the school’s safety plan;
- Any other training related to school safety.
In the application, sample training listed includes: HB 276 (ORC 3319.073) child abuse, suicide prevention, bullying, mental health and PBIS.
The attorney general’s office notified superintendents earlier this week of their eligibility and provided instructions for accessing the funds. Schools can now apply, and all applications are due by Dec. 13.