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Indiana Department of Homeland Security

IDHS > About IDHS > Placeholder One > Grants Management > Secured School Safety Grant Program Secured School Safety Grant Program

The Indiana Secured School Grant Fund was created in 2013 to make Hoosier schools safer. The program is a dedicated state grant fund that provides matching grants to school corporations, charter schools, or a coalition of school corporations and/or charter schools applying jointly to:

  • Employ a school resource officer (salary, benefits and basic 40 hour training course)
  • Conduct a threat assessment
  • Purchase equipment to restrict access to the school or expedite the notification of first responders.

School corporations, charter schools or coalitions with an average daily membership of at least 1,000 can apply for grants up to $50,000 per year.  Schools with less than 1,000 can apply for grants of up to $35,000 per year.

The Indiana Department of Homeland Security (IDHS) administers the grant program. All applications will be processed through the Indiana Grants Management System (iGMS).

Click here to watch a tutorial about using iGMS.

Please review the following documents for further information about the grant:


Eligible applicants include any Indiana school corporation, charter school, or a coalition of school corporations and/or charter schools located in a county that has a County School Safety Commission.  See above guidance documents for further program requirements.

Important Dates

  • FY14 time frame: July 1, 2013 - June 30, 2015
  • FY15 time frame: July 1, 2014 - June 30, 2016
  • FY16 time frame: July 1, 2015 - June 30, 2017
  • FY17 time frame: July 1, 2016 - June 30, 2018

FY15 Grant Writing and Technical Assistance Seminar

Questions and Contacts

Beth Mahan
Grant Liaison
(317) 474-7674

Kaelea Cheek
Grant Liaison
(317) 474-5549

Indiana Secured School Safety Board