School Security

There are many different ways to approach building and reinforcing schools to secure them against threats, and the Wyoming State Construction Department (SCD) can help. A school district can apply for state funds to improve the security at their facilities in one of two ways, depending on the nature of the project:

  • Capital Construction Funds are accessible through the SCD via the department’s Facility Planning process each year.
  • Security Major Maintenance Funds are accessible through the AiM major maintenance approval process throughout the year.

For more information, please view the many helpful documents and videos that we have related to funding school security improvements, contact us, or view the School Safety and Security Study below.

Should the SCD not be able to assist you, our partners at the Wyoming Department of Education (WDE), and the Wyoming Office of Homeland Security (WOHS) also have programs available for improving school security. Further information on what each department can help provide for is below.

School Safety & Security Study

Partners In School Security

The Wyoming State Construction Department (SCD), Wyoming Department of Education (WDE), and the Wyoming Office of Homeland Security (WOHS) have resources available to assist school districts in addressing security concerns. These three agencies are working together to provide information on resources that are available and how to access them. Please utilize this list to find your best options for resourcing school security concerns. Elements marked with a green-check have funding available under that department - such funds are contingent on the related criteria for funding and are not guaranteed. Elements marked with a red-x are not provided for through that department’s funding stream.

State Construction Department (SCD)

SCD funded elements are provided for through the 2014 Security Standards for Wyoming K-12 Schools & the 2015 Wyoming K-12 Schools Security Remedy Guide

Capital Construction Funds are accessible through the SCD via the department’s Facility Planning process each year.

Security Major Maintenance funds are accessible through the AiM major maintenance approval process throughout the year.

Wyoming Department of Education (WDE)

WDE funded elements are provided for through Title IV-A Student Support and Academic Enrichment (SSAE) Grant.

Title IV-A is a flexible block grant that authorizes activities in three broad areas: 1) Providing students with a well-rounded education, 2) Supporting safe and healthy students; and 3 Supporting the effective use of technology. Funding for this grant is based on the Title I funding formula.

Primary WDE Contact for School Security:

Mark Bowers, Title IV-A Program Manager

307-777-8739

mark.bowers@wyo.gov


Wyoming Office of Homeland Security

WOHS funded elements are provided for through The State Homeland Security Grant Program (SHSP).

The SHSP provides funds for homeland security and emergency operations planning; the purchase of specialized equipment to enhance the capability of state and local agencies to prevent, respond to, and mitigate incidents of terrorism. 2020 SHSP Grant Applications are due March 25, 2020.

Primary Wyoming Office of Homeland Security Contact for School Security:

Sephra Moyte, Grant Program Manager

307-777-4917

sephra.moyte1@wyo.gov