The state is pumping more than $9 million into more than 250 schools and school corporations to help with safety programs. Governor Mike Pence has announced the second group of Indiana Secured School Safety grants. The first round was announced late last year and also totaled more than $9 million. June 4, 2014

News Release

Indianapolis – Governor Mike Pence today announced more than $9 million in grant funding to more than 250 local schools and school corporations across Indiana through the Secured School Safety Grant Program. The Indiana Secured School Safety Board approved the grants.

“It’s a great honor to announce the continuation of these grants to our local schools across the state. All of Indiana’s students deserve to learn and grow in a safe environment,” said Governor Pence. “This is a large step in our partnership with Hoosier families and the local schools to help protect Indiana’s students.”

This is the second time Secured School Safety grants have been awarded. The first awards, announced November 1, 2013, also totaled more than $9 million.

The Secured School Safety Grant 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:

• Conduct a threat assessment;

• Purchase equipment to restrict access to the school or expedite the notification of first responders; and/or

• Employ a school resource officer (SRO).

Of the awarded funding, nearly $5 million will be used to purchase equipment and more than $4 million will go to employ school resource officers. Additionally, nearly $32,000 has been awarded to conduct four threat assessments.

School corporations, charter schools, or coalitions with an average daily membership (ADM) of at least 1,000 students applied for grants of up to $50,000. Eligible entities with an ADM of less than 1,000 students applied for grants of up to $35,000. During the 2014 legislative session, the pool of eligible recipients was expanded to include cooperative career and technical education centers.

The members of the Secured School Safety Grant Program are: Mary Allen, Director of the Indiana Criminal Justice Institute; Eric Bowlen, Principal at Ronald K. Bell East-Middle School of Martinsville; Doug Carter, Superintendent of the Indiana State Police; Mike Eslinger, Sheriff of Parke County; John Hill, Director of the Indiana Department of Homeland Security; Scott Reske, Executive Director of Public and Governmental Affairs for the Indiana Department of Education; and Greg Zoeller, Attorney General.

The list of awards, by county, follows.

Adams

•Adams Central School Corporation was awarded $37,250 to employ an SRO (school resource officer) and for equipment.

•North Adams Community Schools was awarded $50,000 to employ an SRO and for equipment.

•South Adams Schools was awarded $26,000 to employ an SRO and for equipment.

Allen

•East Allen County Schools was awarded $50,000 to employ an SRO.

•Fort Wayne Community School Corporation was awarded $50,000 to employ an SRO.

•Metropolitan School District of Southwest Allen County was awarded $50,000 for equipment.

•Northwest Allen County Schools was awarded $50,000 for equipment.

Bartholomew

•Bartholomew Consolidated School Corporation was awarded $50,000 to employ an SRO.

•Flat Rock-Hawcreek School Corporation was awarded $18,053.50 for equipment.

Benton

•Benton Community School Corporation was awarded $50,000 to employ an SRO and for equipment.

Blackford

•Blackford County Schools was awarded $50,000 to employ an SRO and for equipment.

Boone

•Lebanon Community School Corporation was awarded $49,875 to employ an SRO.

•Western Boone County Community School District was awarded $35,123 to employ an SRO and for equipment.

•Zionsville Community Schools was awarded $50,000 to employ an SRO.

Brown

•Brown County School Corporation was awarded $46,625 for equipment.

Carroll

•Carroll Consolidated School Corporation was awarded $44,900 to employ an SRO and for equipment.

•Delphi Community School Corporation was awarded $50,000 to employ an SRO and for equipment.

Cass

•Logansport Community School Corporation was awarded $50,000 to employ an SRO and for equipment.

•Pioneer Regional School Corporation was awarded $22,000 for equipment.

•Southeastern School Corporation was awarded $40,800 to employ an SRO and for equipment.

Clark

•Clarksville Community School Corporation was awarded $50,000 to employ an SRO.

•Greater Clark County Schools was awarded $50,000 to employ an SRO.

Clinton

•Clinton Central School Corporation was awarded $20,625.50 for equipment.

•Rossville Consolidated School District was awarded $34,994.70 for equipment.

Crawford

•Crawford County Community School Corporation was awarded $22,923 for equipment.

Daviess

•Washington Community Schools was awarded $50,000 to employ an SRO.

Dearborn

•Lawrenceburg Community School Corporation was awarded $50,000 for equipment.

•South Dearborn Community School Corporation was awarded $50,000 for equipment.

Decatur

•Decatur County Community Schools was awarded $50,000 to employ an SRO and for equipment.

•Greensburg Community School Corporation was awarded $50,000 for equipment.

DeKalb

•DeKalb County Eastern Community School District was awarded $50,000 to employ an SRO and for equipment.

•DeKalb County Central United School Corporation was awarded $50,000 to employ an SRO and for equipment.

Delaware

•Daleville Community Schools was awarded $35,000 to employ an SRO.

•Delaware Community School Corporation was awarded $50,000 for equipment.

•Liberty-Perry Community School Corporation was awarded $13,518 for equipment.

•Muncie Community Schools was awarded $50,000 to employ an SRO and for equipment.

•Wes-Del Community Schools was awarded $25,000 for equipment.

Dubois

•Greater Jasper Consolidated Schools was awarded $25,000 to employ an SRO.

•Northeast Dubois County School Corporation was awarded $35,000 for equipment.

•Southeast Dubois County School Corporation was awarded $23,373.50 for equipment.

•Southwest Dubois County School Corporation was awarded $50,000 to employ an SRO and for equipment.

Elkhart

•Baugo Community Schools was awarded $25,000 to employ an SRO and for equipment.

•Concord Community Schools was awarded $24,872 for equipment.

•Elkhart Community Schools was awarded $50,000 for equipment.

•Fairfield Community Schools was awarded $37,316 for equipment.

•Goshen Community Schools was awarded $50,000 for equipment.

•Middlebury Community School Corporation was awarded $45,647 for equipment.

•Wa-Nee Community Schools was awarded $50,000 to employ an SRO and for equipment.

Fountain

•Attica Consolidated School Corporation was awarded $35,000 to employ an SRO and for equipment.

•Southeast Fountain School Corporation was awarded $12,649.50 for equipment.

Franklin

•Batesville Community School Corporation was awarded $37,500 for equipment.

•Franklin County Community School Corporation was awarded $50,000 to employ an SRO.

Fulton

•Rochester Community School Corporation was awarded $50,000 to employ an SRO.

•Tippecanoe Valley School Corporation was awarded $20,822.34 for equipment.

Gibson

•East Gibson School Corporation was awarded $10,602 to employ an SRO.

•North Gibson School Corporation was awarded $50,000 to employ an SRO and for equipment.

•South Gibson School Corporation was awarded $50,000 to employ an SRO.

Grant

•Eastbrook Community School Corporation was awarded $30,000 for equipment.

•Oak Hill United School Corporation was awarded $25,000 for equipment.

Greene

•Bloomfield School District was awarded $35,000 for equipment.

•Linton-Stockton School Corporation was awarded $50,000 to employ an SRO and for equipment.

•Metropolitan School District of Shakamak was awarded $15,000 to employ an SRO and for equipment.

•White River Valley School Dist

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