Local Schools Receiving Ohio School Safety Grant Program Funds

The State of Ohio has awarded more than $42 million to support physical safety and security upgrades at hundreds of Ohio schools.

A total of 624 schools will receive funding as part of the fifth round of Ohio’s K-12 School Safety Grant Program.

This latest round of funding brings the total number of schools served by this program to 2,789 and the total amount of funding awarded to more than $215 million.

“Our educators care deeply about the safety of Ohio students, as evidenced by the thousands of schools that came forward with solid security improvement plans that they intend to carry out with this funding,” said Governor DeWine.

“There is nothing more important than the safety of our kids, and with today’s announcement, every qualifying school that applied for a grant has now received at least one award, including schools in all 88 counties.”

Several Hancock County schools will be receiving funding in this latest round, including Arlington Local Schools, Riverdale Local Schools, Vanlue Local Schools, Hancock County ESC and Van Buren Elementary School.

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