The Hillsborough Township Public Schools will receive an Emergency Management Open Initiative subgrant of nearly $40,000, the New Jersey Office of Emergency Management announced on Monday.
The subgrants are distributed by NJOEM for preparedness initiatives. A total of $607,312 in subgrants was approved for 20 government, academic and private, nonprofit organizations on Monday.
“It’s important to recognize and support innovation in emergency preparedness efforts among the various sectors of New Jersey’s communities,” Colonel Rick Fuentes, State Police superintendent and director of NJOEM, said in a prepared statement.
“These projects show great promise with regard to enhancing our state’s resilience against future disasters.”
Hillsborough schools will receive $39,419 for the following programs: multi-day expanded Community Emergency Response Team Training (CERT) classes; first responder training regarding students with access and functional needs; school safety training for substitute teachers; and establishment of a Teen CERT program, according to NJOEM.