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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: school safety grant round 2 update

From the Dept of Justice Office of School Safety:

The Adolescent Mental Health Training and the Threat Assessment Team Course required as a prerequisite for the second round of funding will be provided by the DOJ for no cost to the school. However, the school will need to cover the costs associated with travel to the training such as mileage, lodging, and meals. It is permitted to use grant funding to cover these costs if it is identified within the budget spreadsheet submitted in Egrants.

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DOJ: Second round school safety grant applications now being accepted

The Department of Justice’s Office of School Safety has announced that applications for the second round of School Safety grant funds are now being accepted.

The deadline for making second round grant applications is August 30.

School districts interested in applying for the second round grant funding notified the DOJ of their interest by August 13. Continue reading DOJ: Second round school safety grant applications now being accepted

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

School safety grant funding–Round 2 reminders

The Department of Justice’s Office of School Safety recently announced plans to award a second round of school safety grants to utilize the remaining $45 million approved by the Legislature last spring.

Here’s what school leaders need to know to prepare for round 2: Continue reading School safety grant funding–Round 2 reminders

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