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Ohio Attorney General announces $11 million available to fund school safety


Ohio schools now can apply for a share of the $11 million available in safety grants that Attorney General Dave Yost will award for the 2022-2023 school year.

Public schools, charter schools, educational service centers, STEM schools and schools operated by county boards of developmental disabilities may use the funds for safety planning, training and school climate programs.

Schools are eligible to receive a grant of $2,500 or $5.50 per student, whichever amount is greater.

This program is meant to give school leaders better flexibility to determine how best to improve student safety. Some examples of how the funding can be used include: 

  • School resource officer certification training;
  • Active shooter and school safety training or equipment;
  • Training to identify and assist students with mental health challenges; and
  • School supplies or equipment related to school safety or for implementing the school’s safety plan.

Educators can learn more and register for this funding opportunity through the Ohio Grants Portal.