School Safety Grants

On February 27, 2023, Governor Mike Parson signed an early supplemental budget bill for Fiscal Year 2023, House Bill No.14, that appropriated $20 million in funding for School Safety Grants to support physical safety improvements in Local Education Agencies (LEAs) across the state. These funds will be distributed through the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education’s School Safety Grant Program.

The purpose of this grant is to provide financial support to LEAs for school safety programs, including physical security upgrades and associated technology (e.g. door locks, monitoring systems), bleeding control kits, and automatic external defibrillators. Grants will be awarded through a competitive application process. The application period opens on March 15, 2023. Completed applications are due on April 7, 2023 and award notifications will be made on April 28, 2023.