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Ohio schools can now apply for share of $10M in safety grants

Posted: 11:41 AM, Oct 27, 2019
Updated: 2019-10-27 11:41:19-04
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COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio schools can now apply for their share of $10 million in school safety grants for the 2019-20 school year.

Public schools, chartered nonpublic schools 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.

Funding for the grants comes from dollars that legislators set aside for school safety in House Bill 166. The law gives school leaders flexibility to decide how the funds can best benefit school safety and security efforts.

Those efforts may include active shooter and school safety training or equipment and training to identify and assist students with mental issues, among other initiatives.

The Ohio Attorney General's Office will award the grants. All applications are due by Dec. 13.