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School Safety Grants on the Way to 131st District, Says Simmons
10/31/2018
HARRISBURG – Five school districts in the 131st Legislative District were awarded state grants to improve safety and security in their buildings through a new program supported by Rep. Justin Simmons (R-Lehigh/Montgomery/Northampton).

Those districts include East Penn, Salisbury Township, Saucon Valley, Southern Lehigh and Upper Perkiomen, which will each receive $25,000, the maximum amount available.

“The new $60 million grant program was created as part of a comprehensive school safety bill that we passed and included in the current state budget,” said Simmons. “School districts have the flexibility to spend it however they choose on measures to better protect students and staff, such as security officers, cameras, metal detectors and safety assessments.”

School Safety and Security Grants were approved for 496 Pennsylvania school districts. They can also apply for additional funding through the program, along with intermediate units, vocational-technical schools, charter schools and private residential rehabilitative institutions. Those grants will be announced at a later date.

Representative Justin Simmons
131st District
Pennsylvania House of Representatives

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