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Security grant funding now available for preschools, nonpublic schools and nonprofits

10/4/2021

Ohio’s Safety and Security Grant Program funding now is available for safety and security enhancements at religious institutions, chartered nonpublic schools, licensed preschools and nonprofit organizations. The grants will be administered by the Ohio Emergency Management Agency with support from Ohio Homeland Security, both divisions of the Ohio Department of Public Safety.

The funds will help cover eligible security improvements that assist organizations in preventing, preparing for or responding to acts of terrorism; to acquire or retain the services of a resource officer, special duty police officer or licensed armed security guards; or for the purchase of qualified equipment, including equipment for emergency and crisis communication, crisis management or trauma; and crisis response to assist in preventing, preparing for or responding to acts of terrorism.

The deadline to apply for funding is Nov. 12. Additional information is available on the State of Ohio Security Grant webpage.