Kirkland announces more than $300K in grants for local schools

CHESTER, Nov. 16 – State Rep. Brian Kirkland, D-Delaware, helped announce more than $9 million in state Safe School grants, with more than $300,000 headed to schools in his legislative district. 

The Pennsylvania Department of Education awards the competitive grants to prevent and reduce violent incidents, to purchase safety and security-related equipment and to provide training and compensation of school resource and police officers.

“The state has earmarked this money to help improve the safety of our schools and help protect the well-being of our students,” Kirkland said. “It’s rewarding to see our local schools receive the funding needed for staffing, programs and equipment upgrades.” 

The local grants announced include:

  • Chester-Upland School District, $60,000 for school resource officer, police department.
  • Chester-Upland, $40,000 for school resource officer.
  • Chester-Upland, $24,751 for equipment.
  • Chester-Upland, $19,850 for programs.
  • Intermediate Unit 25, more than $200,000 for 10 private/nonpublic schools.

For the full 2020-21 awards by school district, visit here.

More information about the types of grants awarded is available below: