Federal Grants bolster school security

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PIERRE, S.D. (KELO) — The state of South Dakota is getting more than 2.7 million in federal money to boost school safety.

This week, the Department of Justice announced more than $85.3 million in grants to 215 schools and districts across the country.

The 2018 STOP School Violence Act authorized the DOJ to create a series of grant award programs under a School Violence Prevention Program. 

The South Dakota Department of Public Safety was awarded three separate grants. The Attorney General’s office will also get money to help combat drug trafficking.

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