From formulas grants to competitive grants to ESSER funding, there are a variety of funding options to support physical security upgrades in schools.

Formula Grants

Issued by the Department of Education, Office of Safe and Healthy Students, these funds are issued to schools on an annual basis. Some of these grants that can be used for physical security include:

  • Title I, Part A – Improving Basic Programs
  • Title IV, Part A - Student Support and Academic Enrichment Program (SSAE)
  • Individuals with Disabilities Education (IDEA) Act Program 
ESSER Funding

Elementary & Secondary School Emergency Relief Fund (ESSER) funding was issued as part of the CARES, CRRSA and ARP stimulus acts issued in 2020 and 2021.  Portions of these funds can be used for improvements in school security and safety.


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