Nearly 100 schools in Colorado are getting a total of $29 million in grant funding designed to be used specifically on facility security measures.
The money is coming through a unique effort created by the Colorado State Legislature last year known as the School Security Disbursement Program.
That program is administered through the Colorado Division of Homeland Security and Management Funding and offers grant support for public school capital construction efforts, including the installation of any devices, equipment, or hardware used to prevent the entry of an unauthorized individual into a public school.
The grants range in size from just over $12,000 to the Liberty Common Charter School in Fort Collins to the more than $1.6 million for the more than a dozen schools making up the Montrose County School District on the western side of the state.
Altogether, more than three hundred individual school security projects were presented to the disbursement program for funding.
By Garry Boulard
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