Quigley Announces $100,000 in School Safety Grants
HARRISBURG – Through the School Safety and Security Grant Program, which State Rep. Tom Quigley (R-Montgomery) supported, $100,000 in grants to help improve school safety were awarded to school districts in the 146th District.

Perkiomen Valley, Pottsgrove, Pottstown and Spring-Ford Area school districts each received $25,000.

Eligible uses for the grants include hiring school security officers, purchasing security-related technology, completing safety and security assessments, implementing violence prevention curricula, offering counseling services for students and creating other programs to protect students.

“We must do everything we can to protect Commonwealth students when they’re at school, and these grants will help to offset the cost of doing so,” Quigley said.

Additional funding, which can be used by school districts, intermediate units, area vocational-technical schools, charter schools and private residential rehabilitative institutions that are looking for additional support, will be awarded in the future.

The new program was created as part of a comprehensive school safety bill that was signed into law in June. More than $60 million in new funding was dedicated in the 2018-19 budget to improve school safety.

Representative Tom Quigley
146th Legislative District
Pennsylvania House of Representatives

Media Contact: Alison Evans
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