Connecticut has approved an additional round of school security grants. $10 million will be used to enhance security infrastructure at 182 public and private schools in 51 municipalities.
Two Danbury schools will use $125,272, split evenly between the state and city funding. Kent's school is getting $102,281, matched with local funding. Ridgefield will spend $2,200 of local funding to bolster a $736 grant for one school.
The funds were approved under a program created in 2013 as part of a broad legislative package focusing on gun violence prevention, mental health, and school security issues in response to the shooting at Sandy Hook School.