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, 2024.  Applications will only be accepted in Egrants.


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 critical incident 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 Awards





Adams-Friendship Area School District


$               10,028.00

Algoma School District


$                 8,004.00

Altoona School District


$               15,512.00

Ashwaubenon School District


$               17,096.00

Assumption Catholic Schools

Wisconsin Rapids

$               11,868.00

Baldwin-Woodville Area School District


$                 7,884.00

Beautiful Savior Lutheran School


$                 3,617.00

Beloit Turner School District


$                 9,862.00

Bowler School District


$                 4,991.00

Brown Deer School District

Brown Deer

$                 9,573.00

Cadott Community School District


$                 7,015.00

Cornell School District


$                 9,982.00

Crandon Community School District


$                 3,013.00

DeForest Area School District


$               18,131.00

Divine Redeemer Lutheran School


$                 4,067.00

Divine Savior Catholic School


$                 8,223.00

East Troy Community School District

East Troy

$               17,043.00

Edgerton School District


$               13,041.00

Elk Mound Area School District

Elk Mound

$               15,000.00

Elkhart Lake-Glenbeulah School District

Elkhart Lake

$                 8,993.00

Elmbrook School District


$               35,181.00

Fall River School District

Fall River

$               15,000.00

Fox Point J2 School District


$                 8,770.00

Freedom Area School District


$                 8,654.00

Gibraltar Area School District

Fish Creek

$                 5,000.00

Grafton School District


$               14,129.00

Green Bay Area Public School District

Green Bay

$             152,903.00

Greendale School District


$               20,063.00

Gresham School District


$                 5,000.00

Hillsboro School District


$                 6,245.00

Holmen School District


$               21,264.00

Howards Grove School District

Howards Grove

$               15,000.00

Howard-Suamico School District


$               27,608.00

Immanuel Lutheran School


$                 3,617.00

Jefferson School District


$               18,735.00

Kenosha School District


$             148,975.00

Kimberly Area School District

Combined Locks

$               23,341.00

Kohler School District


$                 5,000.00

Lakeside Lutheran High

Lake Mills

$                 4,100.00

Lodi School District


$               24,000.00

McFarland School District


$               13,000.00

Medford Area Public School District


$               20,000.00

Mellen School District


$                 4,991.00

Menasha Joint School District


$               29,586.00

Menomonee Falls School District

Menomonee Falls

$               25,658.00

Mequon-Thiensville School District


$               23,341.00

Merrill Area School District


$               40,000.00

Monona Grove School District

Monona Grove

$               28,286.00

Mount Horeb Area School District

Mount Horeb

$               21,988.00

Mount Olive Lutheran Christian Day School


$                 4,606.00

Muskego-Norway School District


$               21,000.00

Neenah Joint School District


$               42,387.00

Nekoosa School District


$               11,017.00

Niagara School District


$                 5,000.00

North Lakeland School District

Manitowish Waters

$                 3,013.00

Northern Ozaukee School District


$                 4,002.00

Northland Pines School District


$               13,041.00

Oconomowoc Area School District


$               33,000.00

Pacelli Catholic Schools

Stevens Point

$               17,802.00

Parkview School District


$                 6,026.00

Pewaukee School District


$                 8,873.00

Pittsville School District


$                 7,015.00

Port Edwards School District

Port Edwards

$                 9,212.00

Prairie du Chien Area School District

Prairie du Chien

$               21,045.00

Pulaski Community School District


$               25,870.00

Racine Unified School District


$               92,064.00

Rice Lake Area School District

Rice Lake

$               19,671.00

Richland School District

Richland Center

$               10,028.00

Ripon Area School District


$               15,065.00

Riveredge Outdoor Learning Elementary School


$               16,905.00

Saint John Lutheran Grade School


$                 4,606.00

Saint Peters Lutheran Grade School


$                 5,000.00

Seton Catholic Schools Inc.


$               60,528.00

Siena Catholic Schools of Racine


$               40,000.00

Slinger School District


$               19,074.00

Sparta Area School District


$               21,045.00

St. Francis Xavier Catholic Schools


$               17,435.00

St. John Evangelical Lutheran School

West Bend

$                 5,595.00

St. Thomas More High


$                 4,606.00

Stoughton Area School District


$               18,735.00

Sun Prairie Area School District

Sun Prairie

$                 3,203.65

The Lutheran High School Association of Greater Milwaukee


$               17,435.00

Tomah Area School District


$               16,054.00

Tomorrow River School District


$                 7,015.00

Turtle Lake School District

Turtle Lake

$                 5,000.00

Verona Area School District


$               31,564.00

Washington-Caldwell School District


$                 5,000.00

Waterford Graded J1 School District


$               14,468.00

Waterford UHS School District


$                 5,000.00

Waukesha School District


$             110,000.00

Waupaca School District


$               20,000.00

Wauwatosa School District


$               60,000.00

West Allis-West Milwaukee School District

West Allis

$               88,164.00

Westfield School District


$               13,041.00

Wisconsin Rapids School District

Wisconsin Rapids

$               45,428.00

Woodruff J1 School District


$                 2,628.00



$         1,999,644.65


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.  All $2 million allocated by the Legislature to this grant program has been awarded.  If additional funds are allocated by the Legislature, additional grants will be awarded based on application order received.


Wisconsin Threat Assessment Validation Study

Grant awards for this program have been announced, and applications are no longer being accepted.


Are you a new Project Director or Financial Officer to this grant? Watch this webinar to get up to speed!


Are you a validation study grantee who is ready to request reimbursement? When requesting reimbursement, grantees must complete and upload either a Control School Reimbursement Checklist or Intervention School Reimbursement Checklist into Egrants, based on your school’s study group.


When requesting reimbursement, your fiscal report must include:

  1. A completed fiscal table, inside the report in Egrants
  2. Support documentation for all expenditures
  3. Your school’s reimbursement checklist, linked above


Failure to complete items 1-3 above will result in delayed reimbursement.


Questions about the checklist? Email 


In July of 2021, The Office of School Safety awarded grant funds to 27 schools chosen to participate in the U.W. Madison’s Validation Study of the Wisconsin School Threat Assessment Protocol. Proposed expenditures will enhance or improve upon existing efforts to prevent school violence through access to internal and external behavioral health resources. The goal of this program is to provide schools with financial assistance to support students who present as a medium or high risk of violence.


To be eligible schools must have provided official documentation from the University of Wisconsin – Madison’s Education Department showing the school has been selected to participate in the DOJ/UW-Madison Threat Assessment Validation Study.


The project period for this funding opportunity is July 1st, 2021 – December 31st, 2023.


Grant Announcement


OSS updated the Validation Study grant’s list of eligible expenditures July 31st, 2021.See the complete list, including the updates, below.


Eligible expenditures are those expenses reasonably and directly related to student assistance and/or intervention following a threat assessment of concerning or prohibited behavior. Eligible expenses include:

  • Personnel not employed by the school who provide behavioral health resources to a person of concern believed to present a risk of violence. Such resource personnel may include psychologists, counselors, or other similar intervention personnel.
  • Personnel not employed by the school who provide psychological recovery services to the victims of actions or behaviors of the person of concern listed in #1, above. Such recovery personnel may include psychologists, counselors, social workers and/or similar community service providers.
  • School personnel whose primary duty is providing therapeutic intervention service to high-risk students. Note that this position must be new and cannot have been previously budgeted. Examples include hiring of a new school counselor, social worker, psychologist, psychiatrist, or other mental health provider to provide therapeutic services.
  • Travel costs directly related to providing the therapeutic or recovery services listed above.
  • Supplies directly related to providing in-school tele/virtual mental health appointments.
  • Infrastructure directly required to create tele/virtual mental health systems.


Additional eligible expenditures have been added to this funding opportunity. See the two items listed, now eligible for reimbursement.

  • DOJ OSS is now allowing all grantees to request reimbursement for students are who uninsured/underinsured, or who cannot afford their copay.
  • DOJ OSS is now allowing “intervention school” grantees to request reimbursement of costs incurred due to school staff attending the required Basic or Advanced Threat Assessment Team Training. As these trainings are all virtual and take place during the day, and reimbursement cannot replace previously budgeted expenses (staff salaries). An example of a reimbursable cost would be hiring substitute teacher to cover for an individual while TAT members attend the training.


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