Tag Archives: Federal Grants

A closer look at Special Education funding in Wisconsin—Part two of a series

This is the second of a series of blog posts that takes a look at special education requirements and funding, including both state and federal funding.  This post focuses on federal funding. 

When state and federal mandates to provide special education service were first imposed on local school districts back in the 1970s, it was generally assumed that targeted state and federal funding that went along with these mandates would cover much, if not all, of the costs of providing special  education services to students with disabilities.  That assumption was quickly proven wrong. Continue reading A closer look at Special Education funding in Wisconsin—Part two of a series

DOJ School Safety Director named and other updates/reminders

Office of School Safety/State School Safety Grants—Attorney General Brad Schimel has named Beloit Police Lieutenant Kristen Devitt to be the Director of the Office of School Safety.  Ms. Devitt is a former school resource officer (SRO) who currently oversees SROs in Beloit.  She is also a part-time instructor for the National Association of School Resource Officers.  Former Acting Director Glenn Rehberg will become the Deputy Director.

The deadline for School Safety Initiative grant applications was June 8th.  Since then (thru June 26), the DOJ has awarded more than 181 grants to the 735 applicants.  The DOJ continues to award grants as quickly as possible.  School leaders should please remember that grant-funded work must not begin until the grant award letter has been signed and returned to the DOJ. Continue reading DOJ School Safety Director named and other updates/reminders

U.S. Department of Justice announces availability of federal school safety grants

As we reported, Congress recently boosted federal funding for school safety.

The U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ), Office of Justice Programs (OJP) and Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA), has published two notices for competitive grant programs under the recently approved STOP School Violence Act: Continue reading U.S. Department of Justice announces availability of federal school safety grants

New federal spending law boosts resources for school safety

Early this morning (Friday, March 23) Congress gave final approval to a sweeping $1.3 trillion federal spending bill that funds the federal government for the remainder of the 2018 budget year, which ends on Sept. 30.  President Trump signed the measure into law today.

Spending aimed at increasing school safety gets a big boost under this new federal spending law.

Continue reading New federal spending law boosts resources for school safety