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Rep. Russo announces $10 million for school security upgrades

June 17, 2021
C. Allison Russo News

COLUMBUS– State Rep. Allison Russo (D-Upper Arlington) today announced the Ohio School Safety Center will award $10 million in grants to fund security enhancements at K-12 public schools and institutions of higher education in Ohio. 

“Senate Bill 310 allowed us to distribute vital federal relief dollars for the purposes of ensuring the wellness and success of our communities,” said Rep. Russo.  “Now more than ever, it is critical that we ensure our schools and institutions of higher learning are safe havens for our children to learn, grow, and thrive as we transition to a post-pandemic future.”

The 2021 Campus Safety Grant Program will award $5 million to qualifying public colleges and universities for improvements to physical security on their campuses. The 2021 K-12 Safety Grant Program will award an additional $5 million to qualifying public K-12 schools for similar school safety expenses.

Both grant programs were created by Senate Bill (SB) 310 of the 133rd General Assembly, which all Democrats supported. 

To learn more about these grants and how to apply, click here.