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Nebraska School Safety and Security-Related Infrastructure Grant

February 14, 2024 - March 14, 2024

To enhance the security and safety of Nebraska's Educational Institutions, the Nebraska Department of Education (NDE) has created the School Safety and Security-Related Infrastructure Grant. This competitive grant will allocate $10 million in funds to support public and private schools across Nebraska in their efforts to upgrade security-related infrastructure.

The grant aims to address the critical need for improved physical security measures across educational settings to foster secure and conducive learning environments for students.


School Districts: Any school district in Nebraska may apply for this grant.

Educational Service Units: An Educational Service Unit that has established and entered into a contract for security-related infrastructure purposes with a nonpublic school may apply for a grant to support the contract. An Educational Service Unit may submit a separate application for each nonpublic school for which Educational Service Unit has established and entered into a contract for security-related infrastructure purposes.

Allowable Uses of Funds:

  • Surveillance equipment
  • Door locking systems
  • Double-entry doors for a school building
  • Visitor management systems
  • Ground lighting
  • Safety film for glass in exterior doors and sidelights
  • Hand-held radios to aid in communication during school situations
  • Control devices to restrict access to areas as needed for security purposes
  • Notification systems
  • Screening devices
  • Fencing to secure playgrounds
  • Automatic external defibrillators
  • Bleeding control kits
  • Other physical security equipment or security-related technology


Campus Safety System

  • 24/7 Threat & Weapons Detection powered by Edge AI to minimize response times and increase accuracy
  • Virtual Security Perimeters and Access Control
  • Occupancy Tracking and Alerts
  • Emergency LED Safety Routes
  • Instant Alert to Law Enforcement
Drift Net Assets


Safety Management Software

  • Visitor Check-In and Management
  • Mass Communication Alerts
  • Behavioral Health Assessments
  • Emergency Planning and Drills
  • Personnel & Student Database Management

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