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School Safety and Security Grant

Grants to Massachusetts Public School Districts for
Programs & Equipment to Increase School Safety

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Massachusetts Executive Office of Education

Deadline Date:

10/24/14 5:00 PM


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Grants of up to $20,000 are available to Massachusetts public schools and school districts for programs or equipment that will enhance school district safety strategies currently in place, enable districts to increase capacity to prevent and respond to threats, increase student and faculty feelings of safety and security, and create a safe environment in which students can excel.

Eligible applicants are encouraged to collaborate with charter schools, police departments, businesses, and other community partners.

Specifically, the purpose of this program is to support the implementation of targeted strategies that will increase school districts' capacity to prevent and respond to safety and security threats and provide greater security measures ensuring learning opportunities for all students across the Commonwealth.

The intended outcomes of these grants are as follows:

1) Expand comprehensive safety and security efforts already in place at the district level;

2) Promote long-term investments at the district level around efforts to build capacity in the prevention and response to threats;

3) Increase confidence of faculty, staff, students, and their families in school safety and security efforts;

4) Create a safe environment encouraging successful participation, engagement, and the completion of all academic classes and extracurricular activities.

Grant applicants will:

1) Determine whether their proposal is based on program or equipment enhancements. Program enhancements include, but are not limited to, social-emotional services, wrap-around services, the hiring of a school resource officer or psychologist, protocol training, incident commander training, school bus driver training, school crisis response team training, evacuation training for students with an Individualized Education Plan and more. Equipment enhancements include, but are not limited to, carbon monoxide detectors, communications devices, hardware & software upgrades, the purchase of "go kits" and more.

2) Define their strategy for implementing their proposed work.

3) Define their method for identifying the schools eligible to receive targeted services within their district.

4) Estimate the total number of students in the target population.

5) Propose a method for prioritizing services if an awarded grant will not meet the needs of all students in the target population(s).

6) Commit to providing data and information upon request and fully participating in an evaluation to examine the outcomes of grant-related services.

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GrantWatch ID#: 147843

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Number of Grants:

The number of grants awarded will depend on the quantity and quality of the proposals submitted.

Estimated Size of Grant:

Up to $20,000

Term of Contract:

All eligible expenditures must occur on or before June 30, 2015.


Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Public schools or districts fully accredited and recognized by the Commonwealth of Massachusetts and offer full-day services to students during the academic year.

Grant applicants are encouraged to work collaboratively with multiple partners within their respective Districts to develop their responses and coordinate the efforts they propose. Collaborative Partners to consider are as follows: charter schools; non-profit education management organizations; education collaboratives; police departments; fire departments; emergency medical teams; non-profit community-based organizations, business and corporate entities; and consortia of these groups.

The lead applicant for a proposal must be the Superintendent of the public school district.

Priority may be given to applicants that have demonstrated a commitment within their District to support of school safety and security.

Contact Information:

Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.

Matthew Wilder, EOE

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