Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf announced the approval of $40 million in grants for school safety and $7.5 for community violence prevention and reduction.
The School Safety and Security Committee under the Pennsylvania Commission on Crime and Delinquency (PCCD) approved the grants.
According to Gov. Wolf, there are 234 recipients for the school safety grants and 25 recipients for the community violence prevention and reduction grants across Pennsylvania.
Ensuring Pennsylvania schools are safe and secure
In a statement, the Governor said, “These grants are the mechanism we need to create local strategies that will increase safety for our children and our teachers and prevent violence in classrooms and communities across the commonwealth.”
In addition, Gov. Wolf stressed, “Schools should be safe, secure places for our children to focus on their education and on preparing themselves for a lifetime of success, not another place we need to worry about sending our children. Awarding these grants to more than 200 schools means a safer Pennsylvania.”