The Indiana Department of Homeland Security has opened the Secured School Safety Grant (SSSG) for FY2024. This is a valuable funding opportunity that makes it easy to acquire Caliber’s FirstAlert solution!

The Fiscal Year 2024 Secured School Safety Grant (FY24 SSSG) application is currently open! The application will close Wednesday, July 26 at pm 5:00 p.m. EDT. No late or incomplete applications will be accepted.

Since being signed in to law in 2013, the Indiana Secured School Safety Grant (SSSG) Program has served as a critical resource to ensure Hoosier schools are safe and secure. The program has delivered more than $91 million in matching grants to Indiana school districts across the state to address potential safety threats and help them prepare. The program supports a dedicated state grant fund that provides matching grants to school corporations, accredited non-public schools, charter schools or a coalition of school corporations and/or charter schools applying jointly to:

  1. Employ a school resource officer* (salary, benefits and basic 40-hr training course);
  2. Conduct a threat assessment; and/or
  3. Purchase equipment to restrict access to the school or expedite the notification of first responders;
  4. Support firearms training in districts that choose to implement such programs (new for FY20);
  5. Support the implementation of a student and parent support services program (new for FY20);
  6. Fund the one-time startup costs of an active alert warning system (new for FY 20)

Per the Indiana Sheriff’s Association, Caliber Public Safety meets the Active Warning System specifications laid out in HEA 1225 and is on the list of approved vendors.

Quicker, More Intuitive Emergency Response
FirstAlert connects it’s authorized users directly to the computer-aided dispatch software at your 9-1-1 Center.  FirstAlert creates an incident in the call-taking system automatically when activated, significantly improving response times.

Mobile Friendly

  • Accessible to anyone within the organization
  • Customizable alerts based on specific business needs
  • Provides the User with a way to discretely communicate in an emergency situation, even when it isn’t safe to call
  • Provides critical location data allowing telecommunicators to accelerate time to Dispatch

Applicable to a multitude of organizations

  • Businesses
  • Government
  • Schools and Universities
  • Hospitals and Medical Centers
  • and more