School Security Grant Program Update
03.24.2014 | Please Note: If you have questions regarding the timeline of the delivery and installation of MARCS In-School Emergency Communication Radios in your school district, please contact Rebecca Vanest of MARCS, at Rebecca.Vanest@das.ohio.gov.
School Security Grant Round One Ended March 15 at 11:59 p.m.
03.17.2014 | Please Note: The last date to apply for Round One Security Entrance Grant and Emergency Communications Grant funding was March 15, 2014 at 11:59 pm.
Security Entrance grants approved as Priority 1 will have funds reserved; Security Entrance grants approved as Priority 2 will be on a waiting list.
According to Security Grant Guidelines, if committed funding for Priority 1 projects is less than the available budget by April 15, 2014, then Priority 2 projects will be approved in the order received until reaching the available budget maximum amount. Projects must be completed and reimbursement documentation submitted by September 15, 2014. If any projects are not completed by September 15, 2014, then that money becomes available for Round 2 of Entrance Security Grants.
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School Security Grant Program Announcement
02.04.2014 | Please Note: It is our understanding that the delivery and installation of MARCS In-School Emergency Communication Radios has been delayed. If you have questions regarding delivery of the MARCS system in your school district, please contact Rebecca Vanest directly at Rebecca.Vanest@das.ohio.gov.
School Security Grant Program Summary
House Bill 59 authorized the Ohio School Facilities Commission to administer the School Security Grant Program which is intended to address the specific needs of first responder communication and secured building access.
The School Security Grant Program authorizes the OSFC to reimburse public schools, including community schools, for school security expenditures including:
- Up to $2,000 for one emergency communications system orMulti-Agency Radio Communications System (MARCS) unit per eligible school building; and
- Up to $5,000 for costs incurred with a purchase of a security entrance system consisting of a security camera, an intercom and remote access equipment for one entrance per eligible school building.
For additional information on MARCS or the MARCS In-School Emergency Communications Program, go to http://das.ohio.gov/Divisions/InformationTechnology/MARCSServices.aspx.
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