School Security Disbursement Program

Program Overview

The School Security Disbursement (SSD) Grant Program enacted by SB18-269 provides funding to improve security in public school facilities and vehicles and to support training for school personnel.

Eligibility

Applicants must be local education providers, including any combination of local education providers who wish to apply together as a single regional applicant.

Allowable Use

The program funds may only be used for the following purposes:

  • Capital construction that improves the security of a public school facility or public school vehicle, including any structure or installed hardware, device or equipment that protects a public school facility or public school vehicle and the students, educators and other individuals who attend, work in or visit a public school facility or are transported in a public school vehicle from threats of physical harm including but not limited to any structure or installed hardware, device, or equipment that:
    • Prevents the entry of unauthorized individuals into a public school facility or a protected space within a public school facility or onto a public school vehicle,
    • Prevents undesired objects and substances from entering a public school facility or public school vehicle,
    • Sounds warnings when a threat is present,
    • Can be used to expedite communication when a threat is present, or
    • Enables authorized individuals to visually monitor the public school facility or its ground or the public school vehicle.
  • Training in student threat assessment, which training is provided to all school building staff who have contact with students.
  • Training for on-site school resource officers employed by the local education provider.
  • School emergency response training for all school building staff.