School Security Disbursement (SSD) Grant Announcement

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The Colorado Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Management (DHSEM) announces the availability of funds through the School Security Disbursement (SSD) Grant Program created by the Colorado State Legislature's HB22-1120. The SSD Grant Program provides funding to local education providers and eligible nonprofit organizations to use for the purpose of improving security within public schools.

Application and Review Process

All eligible applications received by the due date of January 6, 2023, will be reviewed by the Grant Selection Committee (GSC). GSC members will review submitted applications each week throughout the application period to stay on track with the timetable put forth in the legislation, so please submit your application as soon as possible. Please see the handbook and application for complete instructions on how to apply.

Technical Assistance

If you need assistance at any time during the application period, please reach out to Austin Geddis at 720-519-5818 or email or Michelle James at 720-656-4360 or email

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