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AG Schimel announces $4 million in round 2 school safety grant awards

From a DOJ release:

Attorney General Brad Schimel today announced 66 schools and school districts will receive $3,969,793 from the second round of the Wisconsin Department of Justice (DOJ) School Safety Grant program, which focuses on advanced initiatives to bolster student mental health.

A list of schools and school districts that were awarded round two school safety grants through September 19, 2018, is set forth below.  Continue reading AG Schimel announces $4 million in round 2 school safety grant awards

DOJ responds to criticisms of school safety grant round two required mental health training

Last week, mental health advocacy groups sent a letter to the Office of School Safety raising concerns about the adolescent mental health training that is required if a district receives a second round  school safety grant.

The following day, the Office of School Safety responded to those concerns via an e-mailed letter.

If your district has concerns about the second round of school safety grants, including what is required of districts under those grants or the application process, please let us know so we can better represent you. 

As a reminder, those applications must be submitted by tomorrow, August 30.

Earlier today, the Office of School Safety also issued the following clarifications about the training required under the round two grants: Continue reading DOJ responds to criticisms of school safety grant round two required mental health training

DOJ announces $1.5 million in school safety grants to 47 school districts and private schools

Attorney General Brad Schimel today announced an additional 47 schools and school districts that combined will receive $1,562,511 from the first round of the Wisconsin Department of Justice (WisDOJ) School Safety Grant program.  Grant funds will be used for building safety improvements as well as training for faculty and staff.

The news release issued by Schimel’s office included a statement in bold print indicating that, “More grants will be awarded to schools that applied for the first round of grant funding soon.

Schools interested in applying for the second round of grant funding must submit a mandatory “intent to apply” to the Office of School Safety by August 13, 2018. Continue reading DOJ announces $1.5 million in school safety grants to 47 school districts and private schools

DOJ announces $5.5 million in school safety grants to 60 school districts and private schools

Attorney General Brad Schimel today announced an additional 60 schools and school districts that combined will receive $5,516,732 from the first round of the Wisconsin Department of Justice (DOJ) School Safety Grant program.  Grant funds will be used for building safety improvements as well as training for faculty and staff.

The news release issued by DOJ included a statement indicating that, “More grants will be awarded to schools that applied for the first round of grant funding soon.” To date 605 out of 735 applicant schools and school districts have been awarded $44,228,887 in school safety grant funding. Continue reading DOJ announces $5.5 million in school safety grants to 60 school districts and private schools

DOJ announces $4.8 million in school safety grants to 81 school districts and private schools

Attorney General Brad Schimel today announced an additional 81 schools and school districts that combined will receive $4,771,686 from the first round of the Wisconsin Department of Justice (DOJ) School Safety Grant program.  Grant funds will be used for building safety improvements as well as training for faculty and staff.

The news release issued by Schimel’s office included a statement in bold print indicating that, “More grants will be awarded to schools that applied for the first round of grant funding soon. Continue reading DOJ announces $4.8 million in school safety grants to 81 school districts and private schools

DOJ announces $1.6 million in school safety grants to 23 school districts and private schools

Attorney General Brad Schimel today announced an additional 23 schools and school districts that have been awarded grants through the Wisconsin Department of Justice School Safety Grant program, administered by DOJ’s Office of School Safety. Combined, the recipients will receive nearly $1,583,821 which will be spent on building safety improvements, as well as training for faculty and staff.

Following is a list of schools that have been awarded school safety grants on July 25, 2018: Continue reading DOJ announces $1.6 million in school safety grants to 23 school districts and private schools

DOJ announces plans for remaining school safety funds; more grant recipients

From a WisDOJ release: Attorney General Brad Schimel today announced plans for a second round of grant funding by utilizing the approximately $45 million in remaining school safety money available. The second round of funding will focus on advanced initiatives to bolster student mental health, the creation of local School Safety Intervention teams, and additional physical security upgrades. K-12 schools, both public and private, are encouraged to apply for the next round of grants, which will be awarded starting in October. Attorney General Schimel also announced today a list of 67 schools and school districts that combined will receive $4,912,591 from the first round of the Wisconsin Department of Justice (WisDOJ) School Safety Grant program. Continue reading DOJ announces plans for remaining school safety funds; more grant recipients