2022-2025 School Safety Standards Formula Grant

Date:  January 5, 2023
Subject: 2022-2025 School Safety Standards Formula Grant
Category: School Safety and Security
Next Steps:  Share with appropriate staff


On October 27, 2022, Governor Abbott, Lt. Governor Patrick, Speaker Phelan, House Appropriations and Senate Finance Committee Chairs announced $400 million in funding to the Texas Education Agency (TEA) to assist school districts in replacing or upgrading doors, windows, fencing, communications, and other safety measures.  

2022-2025 School Safety Standards Formula Grant

The purpose of the 2023-2024 School Safety Standards Formula Grant is to assist local educational agencies (LEAs) in meeting the Chapter 61, Sub-chapter CC, 61.1031 of Commissioner's Rules and to include other security related costs like metal detectors, cameras, and monitoring tools such as those allowed under the school safety allotment, the Senate Bill 500 school safety and security grant, and the silent panic alert technology grant.

Grant Application Details

The 2023-2025 School Safety Standards Formula Grant application is now available in eGrants. Allocations for eligible applications of the 2023-2025 School Safety Standards Formula Grant are available and can be viewed on the Entitlements page.

Visit the TEA Grant Opportunities page for detailed information about this grant program. Search for 2023-2025 School Safety Standards Formula Grant application. Additional information on how to apply for a grant is available on the Applying for a Grant page.

The Applicant Designation and Certification (ADC) form must be submitted before the grant application is available in eGrants. The purpose of the Applicant Designation and Certification Form (ADC) is to manage your shared services arrangements in the application and to indicate how you will apply for funds for each fund source in the application. To access the ADC, log into TEAL and select eGrants as the application. Once in eGrants, click on Grants on the menu bar.  

Eligible applicants must apply through the eGrants system by 5:00 p.m. Central Time, February 17, 2023.  

For Further Information 

Please see the below contacts for questions regarding various components of 2023-2025 School Safety Standards Grant program:  

  • Grant Contact  
    • For questions regarding the grant program, eligibility, application, or any other grant-related questions please contact Nick Davis (nick.davis@tea.texas.gov). 
  • Safety Standards and Program Contact   
    • For questions regarding the School Safety Standards rule and uses of funds please contact Dr. Brooks Straub (SafeSchools@tea.texas.gov). 

For additional information on the ADC or grant application, contact your assigned negotiator listed on the Grant Administration Division Contacts page.