AG Schimel finishes round 1 of school safety grants

Wisconsin Attorney General Brad Schimel (Photo courtesy Schimel campaign)

The state Department of Justice says 60 schools and school districts will receive the last of the $2,559,666 from the first round of school safety grants.

Attorney General Brad Schimel made the announcement Thursday, and 688 schools and school districts reported they intend on applying for the second round of grants.

Applications for the second round opened on August 15 and are due August 30.

Schools and school districts that applied for the first round of grants are eligible for the second round of grants, and will still need to go through a streamlined process..

Schools and school districts that did not apply for the first round of grants are eligible for the second round of grants, but the DOJ reminds schools they will need to satisfy all prerequisites of the first round and second round of grant funding.

To qualify for the second-round funds, applicants must agree to send at least 10% of full-time teachers and counselors to DOJ-approved 12-hour Adolescent Mental Health training by August 31, 2020, the department said in a release.

Schools can use grant funds to pay for the expenses of sending those teachers to training.


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