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Overview

Key grants for school security funding include:
 

Title I, Part A – Improving Basic Programs (by the Department of Education, Office of Safety and Healthy Students)

This formula grant provides financial assistance to local educational agencies (LEAs) and schools with high numbers or high percentages of children from low-income families.  Its purpose is to ensure that all children meet challenging state academic standards. This funding includes uses for well-being, which encompasses security and safety.

This grant can be used for adding and improving access control, classroom security, perimeter security, compartmentalization and creating healthy environments.  Learn more.
 

Title IV, Part A - Student Support and Academic Enrichment Program (SSAE) (by the Department of Education, Office of Safety and Healthy Students)

This formula grant provides students with access to a well-rounded education, improved school conditions for student learning, and improved use of technology in order to improve the academic achievement and digital literacy for all students.

This grant can be used for adding and improving access control, classroom security, perimeter security, compartmentalization and creating healthy environments. Learn more.
 

Individuals with Disabilities Education (IDEA) Act Program (by the Department of Education, Office of Safety and Healthy Students)

Part B of this formula grant assists states in providing a free appropriate public education in the least restrictive environment for children with disabilities, ages three through 21.

This grant can be used for ADA compliant products, electronic and access control products when used to assist disabled users who would have difficulty depressing a door actuator and upgrading knobs to levers to meet ADA requirements. Learn more.
 

CARES Act: Elementary & Secondary School Emergency Relief Fund

In response to the pandemic, Congress set aside approximately $13.2 billion for the Education Stabilization Fund through the CARES Act for the Elementary and Secondary School Emergency Relief Fund (ESSER Fund).

Sections 1, 5 and 12 include provisions that allow these funds to be used for improving security and safety in schools and can be used for improving health and safety through handsfree, touchless and advanced surface technology products, ADA products, and solutions for automating openings.  Learn more.
 

 

CARES Act: Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund (HEERF)

In response to the pandemic, Congress set aside approximately $14 billion for the Education Stabilization Fund through the CARES Act for the Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund (HEERF).

Like the elementary and secondary school relief funds, these funds for colleges and universities can be used for improving security and safety in schools and can be used for improving health and safety through handsfree, touchless and advanced surface technology products, ADA products, and solutions for automating openings.  Learn more.
 

 

Although Allegion cannot help school districts obtain funding, we are happy to answer any questions you may have or connect you with our independent funding expert.