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DOJ Unveiling 2nd Round of Safety Grants

By John Forester | July 24, 2018

From WisPolitics.com …

The state Department of Justice is unveiling the second round of the school safety grant program today aimed at bolstering mental health initiatives in schools, among other things.

The announcement comes as the agency has weighed options for spending the remaining $43.4 million of state funding under the newly created $100 million school safety grant program. During the first round of applications, which closed in June, 735 schools and districts requested $56.6 million in total funding for building improvements and other safety initiatives.

While the second round of funding will continue to focus on additional physical security upgrades, it’ll also prioritize “advanced initiatives to bolster student mental health” and creating School Safety Intervention teams, according to the DOJ.

The grants will be awarded starting in October.

See Milwaukee Journal Sentinel coverage here.

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