Hanbidge announces safety grants for North Penn, Montco Tech, Wissahickon

HARRISBURG, Feb. 27 – State Rep. Liz Hanbidge today lauded the approval of $240,000 in School Safety and Security grants for North Penn School District, Wissahickon School District and North Montco Technical Career Center.

The School Safety and Security Committee established within the Pennsylvania Commission on Crime and Delinquency approved $60 million in safety grants across the commonwealth.

“These grants will greatly enhance our schools’ ability to protect students through improved security measures and the promotion of trauma-informed services,” said Hanbidge, D-Montgomery. “Only by providing the resources necessary to expand programs and increase the staff dedicated to student wellness can we ensure that our children are safest in their educational environments.”

The Pennsylvania Commission on Crime and Delinquency receives hundreds of applications for the School Safety and Security Grant Program. The School Safety and Security Committee approved 524 grants Wednesday.

Funds will be used for performing school safety assessments; purchasing security-related technology and equipment; supporting school safety-related and behavioral-health trainings; preparing all-hazards plans; hiring school resource officers, school police officers, school counselors, social workers and school psychologists; and providing for trauma-informed approaches to education.