The Enhance School Safety Incident Response (ESSIR) Grant Program enacted by HB18-1413 provides funding to develop best practices and protocols, conduct research and development and upgrade technology and infrastructure used for training related to school safety incident response.
Applicants must be a nonprofit in good standing, with experience providing training for school safety incident response. Additionally, applicants must have experience working with law enforcement, other first responders, schools, school districts and school personnel.
The program funds may only be used for the following purposes:
- Developing and providing training programs, curriculum, seminars, best practices and protocols related to school safety incident response.
- Conducting research and development related to school safety response.
- Upgrading technology infrastructure used to provide training and education related to school safety incident response.