Transforming School Safety in Texas

Take Advantage Of Texas
State Funding For School Safety

After the tragic school shooting in Uvalde, Texas Governor Greg Abbott collaborated with legislative bodies to establish comprehensive financial plans aimed at enhancing school safety measures through emergency funding declarations.

The most recent initiative is the TEA SAFE Grant Cycle II, where $280 million will be awarded. This program was developed by the Texas Education Agency to help school districts meet the new requirements, including Silent Alert Panic Technology, a Tier I and Tier II allowable use of funds outlined as a critical missing piece of emergency response in the DOJ Uvalde report.

SAFE Cycle II Opens March 28, are you ready to get your applications in?

Our Mission Is to Save Lives.

Our response to the DOJ Report on the Uvalde School Shooting Response.

How Mutualink’s Technology Has Helped Schools

Alerting & Automated Emergency Response Solution For Texas Schools

In the pursuit of ensuring the safety and well-being of students and staff, Mutualink offers a state-of-the-art Alerting & Automated Emergency Response Solution tailored for schools in Texas. Our cutting-edge technology is designed to revolutionize the way schools handle emergencies, providing a swift and efficient response to keep everyone on campus safe.


Key Features

Instantaneous Emergency Alerts

Receive real-time alerts the moment an emergency is detected, allowing for immediate response and action.

Real-time Location Tracking

Pinpoint the location of individuals within the school premises, facilitating a quick and targeted response from emergency personnel.

Two-Way Communication

Establish seamless communication between school administrators, teachers, and emergency responders, ensuring everyone is on the same page during critical situations.

Integration with Law Enforcement

Collaborate effortlessly with local law enforcement, streamlining the coordination process for a faster and more effective emergency response.

Customizable Emergency Protocols

Tailor the system to fit the unique needs and protocols of your school, ensuring a personalized and efficient emergency response plan.

Notable Emergency Incidences in Texas – Last 10 Years

2014 – Fort Hood Shooting
2016 – Ambush Of Dallas Police Officers
2017 – Sutherland Springs Church Shooting
2018 – Sante Fe High School Shooting
2019 – El Paso Walmart Shooting
2019 – Midland-Odessa Shopping Center Shooting
2022 – Uvalde Robb Elementary School Shooting

List of Notable Higher Education Institutions

Public Universities:

  • University of Texas at Austin
  • Texas A&M University, College Station
  • University of Houston
  • Texas Tech University
  • University of North Texas, Denton
  • Texas State University, San Marcos
  • University of Texas at Dallas
  • University of Texas at San Antonio
  • Texas Woman’s University, Denton
  • Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi

Private Universities:

  • Rice University
  • Southern Methodist University (SMU)
  • Baylor University
  • Trinity University
  • St. Edward’s University
  • Texas Christian University (TCU)
  • University of the Incarnate Word
  • Southwestern University
  • Austin College
  • Abilene Christian University

National Data on School Shootings

Mass killings by location scaled by number of victims

Data Source: AP/Northeastern University

Speak to our Grant Specialist

We’re not just about technology – we’re about helping you secure the grants you deserve! Schedule time to speak with our grant specialist and maximize your chances of receiving funding for safety upgrades.

Fill out this form and we will be in touch.

Program Details and How to Apply

Here’s a breakdown of the program details and how to apply. The description in blue applies to Mutualink’s product and services.

Safety and Facilities Enhancement (SAFE) Grant Cycle 2

Texas Education Agency (TEA)

School districts and open-enrollment charter schools with a reported enrollment of at least one student from the October 2021 PEIMS fall snapshot submission will be eligible for funding. Charter schools that opened prior to January 1, 2024 (the date of grant availability). 

Note: Private schools are not eligible recipients for funding.

As part of the process to receive a SAFE Cycle 2 grant award, LEAs are required to complete a compliance assessment. The window to complete the compliance assessment is December 14, 2023, to January 31, 2024. The compliance assessment can be accessed through the Intruder Detection Audit Dashboard. 

The application opens on March 28, 2024. The application due date is TBD; we recommend preparing to get your application in ASAP.

Individual awards to be determined. $279.5M to be distributed in total during Cycle 2.

For Grant Assistance:

Sonya Richmond
Manager, Public Safety Legislation and Funding
(860) 337-8014


For Product Information and Demos:

Bonnie Rose
Executive Director, South Central States

Kyley Ortman
Client Solutions Executive

Gregory Reyes
School Emergency Management Safety Specialist