School Security Competitive Grant Program (SSCGP)

Overview

Since 2013 the state has allocated $63 Million in School Safety and Security funding for the purposes of increasing physical security infrastructure within schools. The School Security Competitive Grant Program was initially established by Connecticut General Statutes Section 10-292r (b) in conjunction with Public Act 13-3, Section 84, which “is special in nature and therefore has not been codified but remains in full force and effect according to its terms”.

This program is part of a multi-faceted response to the incident at Sandy Hook Elementary in Newtown, CT on December 14, 2012.  The bill established a competitive state grant program to improve security infrastructure in schools, install security systems in schools primary entryways, purchase portable security devices, and train school personnel to use the devices and infrastructure funded under this program.

The following are common projects funded by the School Security Competitive Grant Program:

  • Door Locks, Electronic
  • Window Film
  • Access Control Systems (Proximity Cards)
  • Fencing (6’ or Higher)
  • Bollards (Traffic Control)
  • Lighting
  • Office Reconfiguration
  • Surveillance Cameras
  • Video Archiving System
  • Panic Buttons
  • Intercom/Phone system
  • Door Replacement