ILLINOIS SCHOOL SECURITY GRANT PROGRAM

The purpose of the Illinois School Security Grant Program is to establish a baseline security level at each eligible public elementary, secondary and post-secondary school in the state of Illinois. Applications were accepted through March 14, 2014, from public K-12 school districts, inter-district special education cooperatives, public university systems and public community colleges located in Illinois. Approved grant applications included specific district- or campus-wide plans to enhance security. A total of $25 million in funding was awarded to support approved projects through this competitive grant program. Successful applicants were awarded funding up to, but not exceeding, a maximum amount based on each applicant's student population.

Public Elementary and Secondary Schools: Grants were awarded to successful applicants to purchase and install baseline physical security enhancement equipment, which includes physical locks, reinforced doors and shatter-resistant glass/film, at the school's primary public entrance. Schools that self-certify on their grant application that they have achieved this baseline security level were eligible to purchase and install other physical security enhancement equipment, inspection and screening systems, information technology, and/or interoperable communications equipment for buildings where students are primarily taught in academic classes.

Post-Secondary Schools: Grants were awarded to successful applicants to purchase and install physical security enhancement equipment, inspection and screening systems, information technology, and/or interoperable communications equipment for buildings where students are primarily taught in academic classes.

If you have any questions or need additional information, please send an email to the following address: ittf.grants@illinois.gov

K-12 school districts, inter-district special education cooperatives, public university systems or community colleges located in the state of Illinois that received notification that one or more of their projects were approved for funding should select the following button to proceed to the grant application site to accept the award.