Safe Schools Targeted Grants
The Pennsylvania Department of Education's (PDE) Office for Safe Schools offers four types of targeted safety grants: equipment grants of up to $25,000; program grants of up to $20,000; School Police Officer (SPO) grants of up to $40,000; and School Resource Officer (SRO) grants of up to $60,000. 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 that are school entities must register with eGrants (link) in order to submit an application.
Municipalities and Police Departments must send the application to:
The Office for Safe Schools
333 Market Street 7th Floor
Harrisburg, PA 17126-0333
The deadline for submissions is October 1, 2021 at 11:59pm. No exceptions will be made.
Access a list of approved vendors for Non-Public School Police Officers.
Request for Applications