DeWine announces more than $57M in safety grants for hundreds of schools

COLUMBUS — Gov. Mike DeWine has announced more than 700 schools will receive grants to help pay for security measures.

DeWine said the nearly $58 million in funding will go toward cameras, automatic door locks, visitor badging systems and more.

The $57.8 million is being awarded through a competitive process to public school districts and chartered non-public schools, with a maximum award of $100,000 per school.

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The grant program is administered by the Ohio Facilities Construction Commission in partnership with the Ohio School Safety Center.

At least 20 districts in the Miami Valley were awarded grants.

A full list of schools awarded can be found here.