JUPITER, FL / AGILITYPR.NEWS / June 10, 2021 / House Enrolled Act (HEA) 1225 provides that school corporations, charter schools, and accredited
non-public schools with the sheriff for the county in which the school corporation, charter school, or accredited nonpublic school is located, may apply for a grant from the Indiana Secured School Fund to provide for the initial set up costs for an active event warning system. Additionally, HEA 1225 outlines what is required of an active event warning system.
HEA 1225 provides a one-time grant to school corporations, charter schools, and non-public schools who jointly apply for a Secured School Safety Grant through the Indiana Department of Homeland Security (IDHS) with the county sheriff to provide initial set-up costs for an active event warning system. Sheriff departments may receive multiple grants.
Warning Systems Must Include:
Applications for active event warning systems under the Secured School Safety grant must include:
IDHS will include information about implementing universal electronic access to school property for law enforcement in all schools within each county, and access to closed-circuit cameras from a central location to be used in an emergency situation. More information on the active event warning system and the Secured School Safety Grant can be found in the Notice of Funding Opportunity published by IDHS found here.
This bill was authored by Representative Gregory Steuerwald and the full bill text can be found here.
Information regarding how to contact your legislators can be found here.
Grant Applicants HEA 1225
The Indiana Department of Homeland Security has opened the application period for
the FY22 Secured School Safety Grant (SSSG), which has important legal requirements
that become effective for all applicants this year.
The application period for eligible expenses under the SSSG will begin early Summer
2021. To be eligible to apply for the grant, schools will have to certify two critical
elements new in the application for this cycle:
Indiana law requires the two above requirements must be met by July 1, 2021, to make
an applicant eligible to apply for SSSG funding. Failure to meet these requirements will
prevent a school from proceeding through the application process in IntelliGrants. The
exact language that will appear in the IntelliGrants application for the SSSG is featured
below in this message.
In addition, Ind. Code 10-21-1-4(f) requires the county in which an applicant exists to
have a county school safety commission. This commission requirement is not new and
has been part of the program since SSSG first began awarding grants to Indiana schools
Paying close attention to these and other existing eligibility requirements will help
expedite the SSSG application and subsequent review processes.
Guidance documents and other necessary instructions to help apply to the Secured
School Safety Grant Program can be found on the IDHS website. This includes the six
(6) project-scope categories of eligible expenditures under the program guidelines.
Administration issued guidance to schools to help explain the eligibility requirements
and provide tools to help schools ensure their eligibility. This includes a sample MOU
with a mental health provider.
New Questions for the FY22 Application
Background on SSSG
The Secured School Safety Grant is a matching, reimbursement grant for Indiana school
corporations, accredited non-public schools, charter schools or a coalition of school
corporations/charter schools applying jointly to address potential safety threats. Since
awards were first issued in 2014, more than $91 million in state-funded grants have been
dedicated to enhancing school safety in Indiana.
IDHS Grants Management has compiled a frequently asked questions page to assist
organizations regarding the Secured School Safety Grant. More information is available
Visit the Indiana School Safety Hub for more information.
To submit a support ticket for IDHS grants or IntelliGrants, visit dhs.in.gov/grants.htm.
ASR ALERT SYSTEMS AN ACTIVE WARNING SYSTEM APPROVED VENDOR FOR HEA 1225
Per the Indiana Sherriff’s Association, ASR Alert Systems has been named an approved vendor capable of meeting active warning system specifications laid out in HEA 1225.
ASR Alert Systems is a patented state-of-the-art critical incident response technology specializing in the field of alert notifications to Law Enforcement and First Responders in the event of an active shooter or other crisis. Our technology can be customized to any industry, building, or event. We deliver customer-specific technology unmatched by anyone. With the PUSH of A BUTTON, the life-saving critical information of your situation is sent DIRECTLY to police dispatch.
NOTE: When you call 911, you are generally reaching a call center who then has to call the local law enforcement department, who then has to communicate the situation to first responders.
The ASR system reaches dispatch and 911 simultaneously and also has the ability to text local officers on the ground - all at the same time, delivering all the information to everyone within seconds. We hold the patent on this technology.
Our critical incident response technology uses hard-mounted buttons, mobile pendants, and an optional mobile phone application to DIRECTLY communicate with first responders in the area to significantly decrease response times to an active threat or crisis situation.
To help make active threat detection technology even more valuable for your organization, the ASR system can be integrated with other security-related systems including Video Management Systems (VMS), Access Control Systems, Public Announcement (PAs), and Scrolling Board Platforms. ASR can also be integrated into Law Enforcement Real-Time Crimes Centers (RTCC) and 911 Dispatch Computer Automated Dispatch (CAD) software. Having ASR as part of your organization's incident response plan is a value-added benefit.
ASR’s President, Hector Delgado says, “Our system empowers everyone to notify local first responders, 911 dispatch, and all personnel within their facility in an active shooter/assailant situation with the simple push of a button. The notification pinpoints and provides the exact location of the threat. This not only helps police respond immediately with accurate information, but it also helps everyone involved to know where the threat is located so they can run away from the threat, not towards it. There is no question that the ASR Alert System can make a difference, we truly believe that saving time saves lives!”
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