Frontier Academy and Windsor Charter Academy receive grants to improve school safety | #schoolsaftey

WINDSOR, CO – APRIL 14:Windsor Charter Academy Elementary is located at 680 Academy Court in Windsor April 14, 2022. (Alex McIntyre/Staff Photographer)

Frontier Academy in Greeley and Windsor Charter Academy were among 13 school districts and three individual schools in Colorado selected to receive money from the 2023 School Access of Emergency Response grant program.

The state legislature allocated nearly $5 million for the program, known as SAFER. The state Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Management received 32 applications for a total requested amount of $12 million, according to information on the department’s website.

The SAFER program was enacted by the state in 2018 to provide funding for interoperable communication hardware, software, equipment maintenance and training to allow for seamless communication between existing school communications systems and first responder communication systems, according to the state Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Management.

Grant recipients may use the money received through the grant program to deliver training programs to teach effective communications with first responders in an emergency.

Windsor Charter Academy received $167,850. Frontier Academy received $35,101.

The other selected recipients are: Cherry Creek School District, $394,403; Centennial School District R-1, $215,376; Harrison School District #2, $1,032,152; Widefield School District 3, $399,198; Boulder Valley School District $832,150; Pueblo County School District 70, $436,006; Bennett School District 29J, $432,976; Elbert County School District C-2, $130,087; Woodlin School District R-104,  $119,820; Adams Arapahoe 28J, $113,044; Cheraw School District 31, $67,837; Northeast Colorado BOCES, $433,260; Telluride School District RE-1, $36,565; and Burlington School District RE-6J, $13,963.


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