School Safety Grants

2021 Wisconsin Act 109 Digital Mapping of School Buildings 2022

Applications are now being accepted for the 2021 Wisconsin Act 109 Digital Mapping of School Buildings-2022. The project period for this funding opportunity is July 1st, 2022 – June 30th, 2026.  Applications will only be accepted in Egrants.


New to grants or never completed an application before? We are here to help! OSS is hosting a series of virtual webinars to discuss this opportunity and answer questions, and then move through completion of an application together. Please click on one of the following dates to register. You do not have to be a grant writer or have grant writing experience to participate. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact OSS Grants Specialist, Jacob Dorff at


Monday June 10, 2 - 3:30 PM


Some background on this grant opportunity: the passage of 2021 Wisconsin Act 109 amends 2017 Wisconsin Act 143, now allowing school boards, governing bodies of private schools, charter schools, and tribal schools to submit digital maps of their school buildings, (in lieu of blueprints) to the Office of School Safety to comply with 2017 Wisconsin Act 143 and 2021 Wisconsin Act 109.  


With this update, the Wisconsin Department of Justice (DOJ) - Office of School Safety (OSS) is seeking applications from school boards, governing bodies or private schools, charter schools and tribal schools interested in obtaining reimbursed funds for digital mapping data.


Applicants do not have to be compliant with requirements of 2017 Wisconsin Act 143 to apply.  All applicants must be 2017 Wisconsin Act 143 and 2021 Wisconsin Act 109 compliant before the conclusion of the grant period.


The grant announcement is available here


Questions regarding the grant? Email



2021 Wisconsin Act 109 Digital Mapping of School Buildings 2022-2026 Awards


Our OSS Grants Program has now awarded Wisconsin Act 109 digital mapping grants to 237 Wisconsin schools/school districts! Total funds awarded for this opportunity are now more than $4,000,000. Please use this link to see the list of awardees.

Grants under Act 109 were awarded on a first-come, first-served basis, with a priority in the first 14 days of the grant application period given to schools that had not previously submitted maps/blueprints to the OSS. 


Speak Up, Speak Out Promotional Grant

This opportunity supplies SUSO promotional materials to school communities that have implemented or are implementing SUSO. Schools may be reimbursed up to $1,000 per school building for promotional materials every 12 months through this grant. Browse the SUSO Store for marketing items, including pens, pencils, clothing, footballs, magnets, banners, and more! 


Link: SUSO Store


Check out the SUSO Promotional FAQ and Purchasing Guide to get started. 



SSI Grants - Critical Incident Stabilization Funds

The purpose of this grant is to assist schools that need additional resources to respond or recover from a critical incident. There are specific qualifications that a school/district must meet prior to applying, and these funds are awarded differently than other school safety grant funds. A panel of representatives from the OSS Advisory Committee will review and determine if an application will be approved.


Schools/districts are not required to have been awarded previous DOJ school safety grants to apply, and schools designated as "high risk grantees" are still allowed to apply for funds.


The grant announcement is available here.



Grant Guides and Resources

General Guides

Program and Fiscal Reports

Direct Deposit Forms

Your school needs to be a registered vendor with the Department of Justice to receive reimbursement. If you are not a registered vendor, please request the three documents (listed below) from OSS by emailing . Note, these forms will require a copy of a current voided check or a bank letter on bank letterhead, signed by a bank representative.

  • Authorization for Direct Deposit
  • New Supplier
  • IRS W-9