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BWC School Safety and Security Grant Program (SSGP) (Ohio)

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    Funder Type

    State Government

    IT Classification

    B - Readily funds technology as part of an award


    Ohio Bureau of Worker's Compensation


    The Bureau of Workers Compensation's (BWC) School Safety and Security Grant (SSSG) Program provides assistance to Ohio employers with ensuring the safety of their staff who instruct children throughout the state.

    The program is available to eligible Ohio employers who wish to purchase equipment to substantially improve the safety and security of facilities, and to reduce or eliminate injuries or illnesses associated with providing educational services to children.

    Allowable expenses include:

    • Employee safety interventions.
      • Flooring/Floor coatings designed to reduce slip hazards.
      • Lightweight lunch tables that reduce lifting and handling hazards.
      • Motorized bleacher systems.
      • Safe food fryers.
      • Cutting/slicing equipment.
      • Floor cleaning machines.
    • Incident response equipment.
      • Equipment bags/backpacks stocked with trauma first aid supplies.
      • Two-way communication devices and software designed to directly interface with emergency responder radio systems.
      • School-wide panic alarm/panic button system.
    • Building/grounds/transportation security.
      • Interior and exterior security doors and mechanisms (e.g., panic bars or other fire code compliant door locking mechanisms, bullet proof glass, bullet resistant coating materials for existing glass).
      • Protective vehicle crash barriers in front of entrances.
      • Modifications of building/facility entrances to restrict access.
      • Secured keycard systems.
      • Metal detectors (fixed or portable).
      • Security cameras.
      • Emergency (police dispatch) call poles.


    History of Funding

    None is available.

    Additional Information

    Approved equipment may not be rented or leased. A list of additional items not approved for purchase is available to view at:


    BWC Staff

    BWC Staff
    30 W. Spring St.
    Columbus, OH 43215-2256

  • Eligibility Details

    The program is available only to Ohio employers that operate licensed preschool through 12th grade educational facilities. This includes (1) County boards of developmental disabilities; (2) Educational service centers; (3) Public school districts (including charter schools); and (4) Private schools (including licensed pre-K schools).

    Deadline Details

    Applications are accepted on a rolling basis through March 31, 2020.

    Award Details

    Eligible employers may receive up to $40,000 for the duration of the program. A 3-to-1 match is required.

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