Create School Safety Grant Program
School safety - incident response - grant program - created - appropriation. The act creates the enhance school safety incident response grant program in the division of homeland security and emergency management in the department of public safety (grant program) to provide funding for research, program development, and training to improve school safety incident response. The funding can be used by recipients to provide training, develop best practices and protocols, conduct research and development, and upgrade technology and infrastructure used for training related to school safety incident response.
Applications for the grants must be made by October 1 and grants must be awarded by December 1 for each year of the grant program. Applicants must be nonprofit, tax-exempt organizations and must have experience providing school safety incident response training and working with law enforcement, first responders, school districts, and school personnel on issues related to school safety incident response. The grant program is repealed, effective June 30, 2021.
$500,000 is appropriated from the school safety resource center cash fund for the grant program.
(Note: This summary applies to this bill as enacted.)