Indiana School Safety Hub
Taking School Safety to the Next Level
FY22 SSSG Applications Open
The FY22 Secured School Safety Grant application period is open until 5 p.m. EDT on June 30, 2021. Visit the Secured School Safety Grant webpage for more information.
Mental Health Services MOU Guidance
Senate Enrolled Act (SEA) 246 - Mental Health Services was passed in 2020 and requires a school corporation, charter school or accredited nonpublic school to certify to IDHS that it has a memorandum of understanding (MOU) in place with a community mental health center or provider certified or licensed by the state to provide mental and behavioral health services to students before applying for a grant from the Indiana Secured School Fund.
- Indiana Department of Education Guidance Letter (May 2020)
- Family and Social Services Administration Letter (June 2020)
- Indiana School–Mental Health Provider Memorandum of Understanding
Many schools are adjusting the way they are operating during the COVID-19 pandemic, including expanding their reliance on remote online learning. This presents greater risks for cybersecurity threats. Schools can learn more about cybersecurity best practices and resources by contacting their county emergency management agency, or by visiting the Indiana Cybersecurity Hub.
Indiana Secured School Fund Summary
To date, more than $100 million dollars has been invested in securing Indiana's schools through money appropriated by the Indiana general assembly, federal grants, and matching funds used by local school districts, charter schools, and nonpublic accredited schools. These funds have been used to improve building security (e.g., new doors, access control systems, video cameras), fund School Resource Officers (SROs), and perform threat assessments to determine what threats exist and how to eliminate or respond to them.
Secured School Fund
Established in 2014 along with the Secured School Safety Board
Funding from general assembly: $91M+ matching funds from schools
Total number of awards: 2,315
To Date, Funding has been used for:
School Resource Officers
Student and Parent Support Services Program
Active Alert Warning System