It would allow DeVos to use her discretion to approve any state or district plans to use the funding for firearms.
A spokeswoman for the department would not directly address the plan.
“The department is constantly considering and evaluating policy issues, particularly issues related to school safety,” said Liz Hill of the Education Department. “The secretary nor the department issues opinions on hypothetical scenarios.”
The newspaper said the department began looking at the program following school shootings in Parkland, Florida and Santa Fe, Texas.
Seventeen people were shot killed at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland in February.