• MDE Announces School Safety Grant Timeline

    Posted by Sarah Ness on 7/20/2018

    Today, the MSBA Advocate announced MDE will begin accepting applications online on Wednesday, August 29, 2018. 

    This summer, $25 million in grants to improve school safety will be available for school districts and charter schools through the Minnesota Department of Education (MDE). Gov. Mark Dayton and the 2018 Legislature passed school safety grants this spring, to be used for building improvements related to violence prevention and facility security.

    School districts, charter schools, intermediates and cooperatives interested in receiving a school safety grant may submit separate applications for each school site, for grants of up to $500,000 each. The funds may be used to predesign, design, construct, furnish, and equip school facilities, including renovating and expanding existing buildings.

    The grants will be awarded based on criteria to be set by the commissioner, in collaboration with the Minnesota School Safety Center at the Minnesota Department of Public Safety, and on a first-come, first-serve basis. It is strongly recommended to submit your applications on the first day applications are accepted.

    Find more information on the application process, an upcoming webinar (scheduled for July 24) and resources for additional questions at https://education.mn.gov/MDE/DSE/MDE074493.

    Dpn't forget to include 21st Century Safe Schools equipment, through School Specialty, highlighted four items at June’s Facilities Management Town Hall meeting that are available for this grant for those who need to do interior safety measures. SAFEBOLT Instant Lockdown Locks that provide instant bolting of the door with a press of the red button, and installs over existing cylindrical lever locksets. 3M™ Security Window Films & Attachment Systems that protect from broken glass hazards to provides precious time by helping to deter unwanted individuals from entering your building or school. Attachment systems anchor the film to the glass frame, supplying additional protection if the glass is broken.  Lock Down Window Shades help ensure safety in the classroom by preventing anyone from seeing inside. STOP THE BLEED Public Access Kits with Mobile App that provide modern supplies to manage severe bleeding, cardiac arrest, seizures, and choking with easily downloadable diagnostic app to empower entire communities with ‘just-in-time’ training to manage critical life-threats. These security products are available through the Cooperative Purchasing Connection. Visit www.purchasingconnection.org or email Sarah Ness to learn more.

    School districts or charter schools can contact MDE.funding@state.mn.us with any questions or comments.

    Visit https://content.govdelivery.com/accounts/MNMDE/bulletins/1ff9c84 for MDE’s original press release.

    Comments (-1)
  • Capital Investment (Bonding) Bill –H.F. 4425 School Safety Grants ($25,000,000)

    Posted by Sarah Ness on 7/2/2018

    This is the only new money made available for school districts to increase school safety. This grant program will be administered by the Minnesota Department of Education (MDE).  MDE has announced applications for grants will be available mid-July, to be accepted at the end of August. Grants will be awarded on a first-come-first-served basis. Start your planning now!

    Grant Criteria:

    • Maximum grant is $500,000
    • Half of the money must go to school districts outside the 11-county metropolitan area
    • Grants may be used to predesign, design, construct, furnish, and equip school facilities including renovating and expanding existing buildings and facilities

    21st Century Safe Schools equipment, through School Specialty, highlighted four items at June’s Facilities Management Town Hall meeting that are available for this grant for those who need to do interior safety measures. SAFEBOLT Instant Lockdown Locks that provide instant bolting of the door with a press of the red button, and installs over existing cylindrical lever locksets. 3M™ Security Window Films & Attachment Systems that protect from broken glass hazards to provides precious time by helping to deter unwanted individuals from entering your building or school. Attachment systems anchor the film to the glass frame, supplying additional protection if the glass is broken.  Lock Down Window Shades help ensure safety in the classroom by preventing anyone from seeing inside. STOP THE BLEED Public Access Kits with Mobile App that provide modern supplies to manage severe bleeding, cardiac arrest, seizures, and choking with easily downloadable diagnostic app to empower entire communities with ‘just-in-time’ training to manage critical life-threats.

    Comments (-1)

Recent

By Month