Safe Schools Act

Safe Schools Act funds are provided 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

FY 22 Safe Schools Grant

Before adjourning, the General Assembly appropriated $20 million in recurring funds for FY 22 school safety grants. As in prior years, the final funding and match amounts for Safe Schools will not be available until the BEP is finalized; however, districts may use their FY 21 grant amounts as an estimate.

A timeline for both grant application processes is below.

  • July 19, 2021 Safe Schools grant application released in ePlan.
  • August 1, 2021 Final Expense Report for FY21 Safe Schools Application due in ePlan
  • September 30, 2021 Deadline for receipt of Safe Schools applications.

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