Rozzi announces more than $125K in grants for local school districts

TEMPLE, Nov. 16 – State Rep. Mark Rozzi, D-Berks, announced more than $9 million in Pennsylvania’s Safe School grants, with a combined $90,000 approved for Antietam and Muhlenberg school districts.

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

“Protecting our schools and safeguarding our children will always be a priority,” Rozzi said. “These grants address the needs of local schools and improve their safety.”

Grants approved for local districts in Rozzi’s legislative district include:

  • Antietam School District, $25,000 for equipment to assist in security planning, including surveillance equipment, emergency communication devices and more. 
  • Antietam, $20,000 for programs that address school violence.
  • Muhlenberg School District, $25,000 for equipment.
  • Muhlenberg, $20,000 for programs.
  • Intermediate Unit 14, $25,000 for La Salle Academy for equipment.
  • Intermediate Unit 14, $23,487.08 for St. Ignatius Loyola Regional School for equipment.

Find more information here.

More information about the types of grants awarded can be found on the program applications: