Greeley-Evans School District 6 has been awarded a $1.5 million grant from the state of Colorado through its 2019 School Access for Emergency Response grant program.
The grant will be used to purchase radios and radio towers that will allow school safety teams at all schools, including charter schools, to be in direct radio communication with the Greeley Police Department, Evans Police Department and Weld County Sheriff’s office during an emergency. The grant will also provide training for safety teams and law enforcement agencies on crisis management and use of the radios.
“We are grateful to the state for recognizing the need here in Greeley and Evans to have a coordinated communication system that can be utilized during a crisis,” said John Gates, Chief of Safety and Security for District 6. “This grant will help us work with local law enforcement agencies more effectively and improve our overall crisis management systems.”
District 6 received the largest grant awarded by the SAFER program this year. A total of $4.9 million dollars was awarded to eight school districts this year through the competitive grant program.
University Schools worked in cooperation with the District 6 Office of Safety and Security on this successful grant application.