Pa. Education Department Starts School Safety Grant Program

JEFFERSON COUNTY, Pa. — The Pennsylvania Department of Education is now accepting applications for a grant to fund school resource officers (SROs) and other safety enhancements.

The competitive grant program will provide a school or municipality with a $60,000 grant for an SRO or $40,000 for a school police officer. The department has set aside $3.9 million for the grants, reports.

Schools that have not employed an SRO or police officer within the last three years will receive priority.

Additionally, $2.6 million in grants up to $25,000 each will be available to help schools control violence.

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