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
Oct. 12, 2018
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