More Than 600 Districts Apply for School Safety Grant, Requesting More Funding Than Available

August 29, 2018 07:09 PM

As of 10 a.m. Wednesday morning, more than 600 schools had applied for Minnesota Department of Education grant money for school security improvements - requesting more than six times the funds that are available, according to a department spokesperson. 

The $25 million in grant money available was approved during the 2018 legislative session. 

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In total, with the 649 complete applications from school districts, more than $150 million in requests have been made, according to Minnesota Department of Education Communications Director Josh Collins


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Districts had until the end of the day Wednesday to receive an equal chance of being selected, according to Collins.

The formal submission deadline for school districts is Sept. 28. 
 

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