Connecticut Schools Offered $5 Million For School Safety
Since the horrific incident of Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut, the idea of school safety has been changed forever. Schools are beginning to look at the safety of their students in a more serious and new light.
The $5 million is from the first round of school security funding under the Competitive Grant Program which is a component of the Gun Violence Prevention and Children’s Safety Act signed on April 4, 2013. Any school in Connecticut can apply, but only schools in the more desire need will be given to first. Another two $5 million rounds are expected in the next year.
The grants are specifically for making schools a more safe and secure environment. This will include having a clear and structured safety plan of action.