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Va. Schools Awarded $6M to Improve Security


Sept. 3, 2013

Governor Bob McDonnell's Office announced on Tuesday that the state is awarding $6 million in school security equipment grants.

The School Security Equipment Grants will pay for security equipment, including video monitoring systems, metal detectors, electronic-access controls, visitor-identification systems and communications systems providing direct links between schools and law enforcement agencies.

The grant program was proposed by Governor McDonnell in February and established by the General Assembly through the passage of the 2013 Appropriation Act and House Bill 2343, which was sponsored by Delegate Beverly J. Sherwood, R-Winchester.

The legislation directed the Virginia Public School Authority to issue bonds to fund up to $6 million in competitive grants statewide for the purchase and installation of school security equipment. School divisions and regional educational programs were invited in June to apply for grants of up to $100,000.

"I can think of no more important legislative accomplishment than this investment in the safety and security of our students, teachers, principals and other public school employees," Governor McDonnell said. "These grants, and the other important steps we've taken this year to improve school security, will make a real difference as we strive to make sure Virginia's schools remain places where children can learn in safety."

- Accomack County - $51,248
- Albemarle County - $39,994
- Amelia County - $100,000
- Appomattox County - $59,730
- Bath County - $56,866
- Bedford County - $75,597
- Bland County - $13,836
- Buckingham County - $94,961
- Charlotte County - $87,273
- Charlottesville - $68,800
- Chesapeake - $100,000
- Covington - $33,600
- Craig County - $38,849
- Culpeper County - $73,462
- Cumberland County - $40,000
- Dickenson County - $79,226
- Essex County - $11,479
- Fairfax County - $100,000
- Fauquier County - $42,846
- Franklin - $36,800
- Franklin County - $75,760
- Frederick County - $34,385
- Gloucester County - $77,259
- Grayson County - $50,536
- Halifax County - $52,080
- Hampton - $100,000
- Highland County - $5,500
- Hopewell - $61,567
- Isle of Wight County - $86,205
- King and Queen County - $80,000
- King George County - $100,000
- King William County - $64,000
- Lee County - $100,000
- Louisa County - $100,000
- Lunenburg County - $48,000
- Lynchburg - $100,000
- Madison County - $100,000
- Manassas - $41,728
- Manassas Park - $85,949
- Martinsville - $79,408
- Mecklenburg County - $96,763
- Middle Peninsula Regional Special Education Program - $2,080
- Middlesex County - $100,000
- Montgomery County - $60,565
- Nelson County - $100,000
- Newport News - $72,658
- Norfolk - $75,974
- Northampton County - $40,230
- Northumberland County - $78,931
- Orange County - $75,876
- Page County - $89,265
- Patrick County - $92,668
- Petersburg - $78,400
- Pittsylvania County - $100,000
- Poquoson - $47,040
- Portsmouth - $99,960
- Powhatan County - $21,592
- Prince George County - $78,356
- Prince William County - $88,914
- Pulaski County - $99,276
- Radford - $13,280
- Richmond - $79,811
- Richmond County - $75,992
- Roanoke - $100,000
- Roanoke County - $95,906
- Rockingham County - $72,826
- Russell County - $60,555
- Salem - $71,582
- Scott County - $63,512
- Shenandoah County - $43,704
- Smyth County - $22,812
- Southampton County - $96,436
- Stafford County - $100,000
- Staunton - $73,301
- Suffolk - $100,000
- Surry County - $40,000
- Sussex County - $37,402
- Virginia Beach - $100,000
- Virginia School for the Deaf and the Blind - $93,003
- Warren County - $71,410
- Washington County - $64,448
- Waynesboro - $100,000
- West Point - $57,600
- Westmoreland County - $63,248
- Williamsburg-James City County - $57,680
- Winchester - $100,000


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