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Round Two: School Security Grant Program

The (Round 2) School Security Grant Program reimbursement period is now closed. The deadline was October 14, 2016.

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The School Security Grant Program application period closed on October 16, 2015.

Grant applications are reviewed in the order in which they are submitted.  If during application review, the grants administrator has a question regarding your grant, you will be contacted directly by the grants administrator.

The deadline to submit reimbursement documentation for both the emergency communications and security entrance grants is October 14, 2016. Schools/districts have one year from the application closing date to submit documentation for reimbursement. Please use your school/district-specific application link to return to the grant application website to submit the required documentation for reimbursement.

Background

Am. H.B. 497 of the 130th General Assembly as amended by Am. Sub. H.B. 483 of the 130th General Assembly authorizes the Ohio School Facilities Commission (OSFC) to reimburse public and chartered nonpublic schools for an emergency communication system or Multi-Agency Radio Communications System (MARCS) and costs incurred with a purchase of a security entrance system. Specifically:

  • Up to $2,000 for one emergency communication system or MARCS In-School Communications System unit per eligible school building; and
  • Up to $5,000 for costs incurred with a purchase of a security entrance system consisting of a secure door, security camera, an intercom, and remote access equipment at one main entrance per school building Please check this website for more updates as they become available.
Round Two Announcements / Updates
10.14.2016
School Security Grant Program reimbursement deadline is October 14, 2016.
10.16.2015
School Security Grant Program application period closed on October 16, 2015.
10.08.2015
Application Deadline Approaching - 8 Day Notification email sent to schools/districts who have not yet applied for one or more of the security grants.
09.16.2015
Application Deadline Approaching - 30 Day notification email sent to schools/districts who had not yet applied for one or more of the security grants. Announcement also appears in the Ohio Department of Education’s e-newsletter, EdConnect.
05.04.2015
Application and reimbursement deadlines for Round 2 funding are as follows:
  • Application Deadline: Friday, October 16, 2015
  • Reimbursement Documentation Deadline: Friday, October 14, 2016
12.05.2014
This procedure is recommended the State Auditor’s Office: Because the OSFC School Security grant is administered on a reimbursement basis, a CFDA number is not required. Districts will need to post the reimbursement in the same fund that made the purchase. If the purchase and reimbursement are made in the same fiscal year the reimbursement will be a reduced expenditure. If the purchase was made in a prior fiscal year it should be posted as a refund of a prior year expenditure.
10.15.2014
School Security Grant Program Round 2 Invitation emails were sent to eligible districts and schools on the afternoon of October 15, 2014. Please check your email spam folder as the invitation email may be have been directed there by your district's or school's spam filter.
09.23.2014
Join us for the following webinar on October 15: School Security Grant Round 2: What You Need to Know. Webinar recording is available under Resources.
07.24.2014
In Am. H.B. 497 of the 130th General Assembly as amended by Am. Sub. H.B. 483 of the 130th General Assembly, over $17 million was appropriated to the Ohio School Facilities Commission to expand the School Security Grant Program in order to accommodate security enhancements at private, parochial, and chartered schools. The Round 2 funding will include specific security enhancements at one main entrance and the purchase of an emergency communication system. Public schools that did not participate in Round One funding or applied for only one of the two grants, will be eligible to apply during Round 2. However, districts who received a grant in Round 1 will not be eligible for additional funding for that same purpose during Round Two. Commission staff plans to launch Round 2 in October 2014.