School Safety and Security Grant Program

More than $52 million is now 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 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

PRINTABLE PDF: School Safety and Security Grant Program

Oct. 12, 2018
11:59 p.m. ET

Can DES assist with the grant application process?

Yes! Our team of talented engineers can develop a proposal to make applying as easy as possible. We can also offer technical advice and assist with long term technical planning.


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