Giral applauds over $650k in school safety grants awarded to area schools

PHILADELPHIA, April 29 – State Rep. Jose Giral, D-Phila., applauded the more than $650,000 in competitive school safety and security grants recently awarded by the Pennsylvania Commission on Crime and Delinquency and Gov. Josh Shapiro to two local schools.

The schools that received grants are Community Academy of Philadelphia Charter School, which received $312,200; and Esperanza Academy Charter School, which received $353,611.

“Pennsylvania students deserve a safe and healthy environment where they can learn with ample support and without fear,” Giral said. “And parents deserve the peace of mind that their children are safe and secure when they are at school. These grants are a piece in the puzzle toward ensuring that every school student in our commonwealth is safe and in the best possible position to succeed.”

The grants will go toward improvements in safety, security and mental health support for students and staff.

Schools in Philadelphia were awarded a total of $3,539,658 in competitive grants.