Applications Now Accepted for Community Safety Grants

Local municipalities, colleges and community groups have until February 7 to apply for state grants to boost safety and reduce violence, according to Senator Elder Vogel.

The grants are part of a new program that was included in the 2018-19 state budget to improve school safety and combat community violence. A total of $7.5 million will be awarded statewide through June 30 to support violence prevention programs.

Eligible uses for the grants include mentoring services and other intervention services for at-risk children and families; promoting communication between school entities and law enforcement; linking the community with local trauma support and behavioral health systems; and other programs designed to reduce community violence.

Applications and more information about the grants are available on the Pennsylvania Commission on Crime and Delinquency’s website at under the School Safety and Security heading.

An additional $52.5 million in grants will be awarded to school districts to improve school safety throughout the current fiscal year, which ends on June 30.

More information on school safety measures under consideration in the General Assembly is available online at


CONTACT:               Charlie O’Neill


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