The recent tragedy at Virginia Tech University has led school officials nationwide to re-examine safety on their own campuses. Here's a look at some grant programs that could help you improve your response to emergencies and otherwise enhance campus safety.

A federal grant program from the U.S. Department of Education (ED), called the Readiness and Emergency Management for Schools (REMS) program, is not new--but it has a new title. Some readers might be familiar with this program, which was started in the aftermath of the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attacks on the United States and used to be called


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