Is your district interested in purchasing CrisisAlert™ but having difficulty fitting it into your budget? Below is a list of state, federal, and private funding sources that can be tapped to help purchase school safety technology.

General Funding Resources

State-Specific Funding Resources

Kentucky Funding

Signed in 2019, the School Safety and Resiliency Act, commonly known as Senate Bill 1 or SB1 offers funding for proven strategies that provide physical safety, and those that lead to supportive learning environments and the overall health of students and staff. Learn More >

Pennsylvania Funding

Signed in June of 2018, the act implemented a flexible new grant program for school districts. The act also created a statewide School Safety and Security Committee within the Pennsylvania Commission on Crime and Delinquency (PCCD) and established numerous other provisions addressing various topics related to school safety. The General Assembly has continued to provide funding in each subsequent year. Learn More >

South Carolina Funding

The US Department of Education (USED) awarded a grant to the South Carolina Department of Education (SCDE) as part of the CARES Act for the purpose of providing local educational agencies (LEAs) with emergency relief funds to address the impact that COVID–19 has had, and continues to have, on elementary and secondary schools in South Carolina. This includes both continuing to provide educational services, such as remote learning, while schools and campuses are closed, and developing and implementing plans for the return to normal operations. Learn More >

Tennessee Funding

The Safe Schools Act provides funding to decrease the likelihood of violent or disruptive behavior and to protect students and staff from harm when such behavior may occur. The funds are available to all Tennessee public school districts and may be used for one or more of the following purposes:

• Facility security and planning

• School safety personnel

• Violence prevention

• Training and drills

• Behavioral health

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Texas Funding

In the 2019 legislative session, the Texas Legislature increased safety and mental health supports in Texas schools through the passage of several comprehensive pieces of legislation, including SB 11, which includes: expansion of mental health initiatives and provision of funding to increase safety and security on school campuses. Learn More >

Click here to see a full description of this funding.

Click here to see specific ARPA funding details for your state.

Does your district need to identify funding to purchase CrisisAlert? Current federal funding sources can be tapped to purchase school safety technology.

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Act Provisions Aligned to CENTEGIX

CENTEGIX Support to Provision

ARPA

CRRSAA

CARES

Coordination of preparedness and response efforts of local educational agencies with state, local, Tribal, and territorial public health departments, and other relevant agencies, to improve coordinated responses among such entities to prevent, prepare for, and respond to coronavirus.
ContactAlert and CrisisAlert together allow districts to use contact tracing to identify potential infections to prevent the spread of the virus. This support also provides the ability to have immediate response to a virus-related or medical issue in a classroom.

CRRSAA

CARES

Providing principals and other school leaders with the resources necessary to address the needs of their individual schools.
ContactAlert and CrisisAlert together allow districts to use contact tracing to identify potential infections to prevent the spread of the virus. ContactAlert and CrisisAlert can also allow teachers to request help for children showing symptoms for COVID-19 and/or those being disruptive in the classroom, so the teachers can focus on classroom learning.

ARPA

CRRSAA

CARES

Developing and implementing procedures and systems to improve the preparedness and response eorts of local educational agencies
ContactAlert and CrisisAlert together allow districts to use contact tracing to identify potential infections to prevent the spread of the virus. The reports ContactAlert provides can be leveraged by the HR team (and potentially the Department of Public Health to help them identify individuals that may need to be quarantined). CrisisAlert brings onsite resources to an issue immediately; it also allows local/county law enforcement and other agencies to react quickly to campus-wide activities like lockdowns, shelter in place, evacuations, etc.

 

The Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act, March 2020 (Phase I)

Earmarks $30.7 billion under an Education Stabilization Fund for states to spend on education. The act lists 12 allowable uses of the $13.2 billion in the package’s K-12 relief fund. Funds must be used by September 30, 2021.

The Coronavirus Response and Relief Supplemental Appropriations Act, December 2020 (Phase II)

Provides an additional $81 billion in funding for education, including $54 billion for K-12 schools, largely delivered through Title I funding, $22 billion for higher education and $4 billion for governors to spend at their discretion. This act allows spending on the same categories as listed within CARES Act (Phase 1). Funds must be used by September 30, 2022.

American Rescue Plan Act, March 2021 (Phase III)

This act provides just over $170 billion to education, including $126 billion for K-12, and represents the largest ever single investment in our schools. The act lists numerous uses of the package’s K-12 relief fund. Funds must be used by September 30, 2023.

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