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2021 Campus Safety Grant Program
2021 Campus Safety Grant Program

2021 Campus Safety Grant Program

Summary of Program

Ohio public colleges and universities are eligible for a total of $5 million in security grants as part of the 2021 Campus Safety Grant Program.

The Capital Budget, SB 310 of the 133rd General Assembly, provided the funds  for state institutions of higher education for eligible security improvements that assist the institutions in improving the overall physical security and safety of their buildings on public campuses throughout Ohio.

Campuses will work with experienced security, law enforcement, or military personnel to conduct a security and vulnerability assessment to identify potential areas for improvement. Applicants will use the results of this assessment to apply for funding for eligible security improvements from the Authorized Equipment List published by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security.

How to Apply

Follow the instructions within the solicitation document on this page. Submit all required documents to schoolsafetygrants@dps.ohio.gov.

Important Dates

  • Solicitation Open - June 16, 2021
  • Applications Due - July 16, 2021 5:00 PM

Important Documents

Frequently Asked Questions

As the OSSC receives questions on this grant, they will be published with their answers in a public FAQ sheet here

Contact Us

If you have questions about this solicitation, please email schoolsafetygrants@dps.ohio.gov. Please do not call the OSSC mainline, as all questions need to be in writing to add to the public FAQ list.