Cape Schools to Receive Safer Schools Grants

Funds to purchase equipment and technology...

Several Cape and Islands schools will receive grants to purchase equipment and technology to enhance school safety.

Representative Timothy Whelan (R-Brewster) who previously served on the Governor’s Task Force on School Safety and Security stated, “I am deeply appreciative of the Baker-Polito administration’s commitment to helping school districts provide a safe learning environment in the 1st Barnstable District and beyond.  This multi-million dollar state-wide investment will help several of our local school districts improve the physical plant of several school buildings, denying access to unauthorized persons and improving overall security”. 

The Executive Office of Public Safety and Security’s (EOPSS) Office of Grants and Research (OGR) made available approximately $7,200,000 in state funding available for applicants demonstrating greatest need and cost-effective solutions to address their school security shortfalls. 

Primary Consideration (preference) as stated in the AGF was given to applicants requesting Exterior Door and Door Locks. 

Secondary consideration was given for the following items: 

  • Surveillance Video Cameras;
  • School Site Alarms;
  • Interoperable Communications Systems
  • Tourniquets, or other emergency first aid equipment; and
  • Active Shooter Detection Systems.

Please note, other types of equipment and technology could be requested for funding, such as metal detectors, door jammers, classroom safety buckets, etc.





Barnstable High School


Video Surveillance System


Dennis-Yarmouth Regional School District


replace worn/outdated  doors and locking hardware


Martha's Vineyard Regional School District


laminate film on interior windows, standard key locking mechanisms on interior doors


Monomy Regional School District


magnetic swipe entry cards


Nantucket Public School


Motorola APX Portable radios


The Edgartown School


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