$52M available now in safety, security grants for PA schools
More than $52 million is available in school safety and security grants through the Pennsylvania Commission on Crime and Delinquency.
Schools districts, intermediate units, area vocational-technical schools, charter schools and private residential rehabilitative institutions in Pennsylvania are eligible to apply.
Eligible entities should apply online at PCCD.PA.gov by 11:59 p.m. on Friday, October 12, 2018.
The grants, approved as part of the Fiscal Year 2018-19 state budget, can be used for any of 22 specific school safety initiatives including:
Hiring of school security officers
Purchasing security-related technology
Completing safety and security assessments
Implementing violence prevention curricula
Offering counseling services for students
Other programs and services to protect student
School districts are eligible for at least $25,000 but no more than 10 percent of the total $52.5 million in funds.
The grant money will be distributed by March 2019.
Questions can be directed to the PCCD Egrants Help Desk at 717-787-5887 or by email at RA-eGrantsSupport@pa.gov.
PRINTABLE PDF: School Safety and Security Grant Program