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Safe Schools Targeted Grants

The Pennsylvania Department of Education's (PDE) Office for Safe Schools offers four types of targeted safety grants: equipment and/or program grants of up to $50,000; IU Nonpublic equipment and/or program grants of up to $50,000; School Police Officer (SPO) grants of up to $75,000; and School Resource Officer (SRO) grants of up to $75,000. Each of the grants aims to assist schools in:

  • reducing unnecessary student disciplinary actions and promoting an environment of greater productivity, safety, and learning; and

  • enhancing anti-violence efforts between schools and parents, local governments, law enforcement and community organizations.

PDE's program is separate from the School Safety and Security Grant program administered by the Pennsylvania Commission on Crime and Delinquency (PCCD).

IMPORTANT APPLICATION INFORMATION: Applicants must register with eGrants Register for eGrants  in order to submit an application.

The deadline for submissions is November 14, 2022 at 11:59pm. No exceptions will be made.

Municipalities and Police Departments must send the application to:

The Office for Safe Schools
333 Market Street 7th Floor
Harrisburg, PA 17126-0333

Access a list of approved vendors for Non-Public School Police Officers.

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