Sanchez announces half a million in school safety grants

Funds will help improve mental health services and security measures

ABINGTON, April 26 – State Rep. Ben Sanchez, D-Montgomery, today announced that state grants have been awarded by the Pennsylvania Commission on Crime and Delinquency to improve safety, security and mental health support services in schools throughout Montgomery County.

Abington School District received $248,788; Upper Dublin School District received $195,325; and Saint Hilary of Poitiers School received $73,655. Complete lists of recipients approved for funding throughout the county can be found here:

"Prioritizing the mental well-being of students and school staff is the cornerstone of fostering a resilient and thriving educational community. By nurturing minds and hearts alike, we lay the foundation for a brighter future," Sanchez said. “Students deserve to feel safe and secure while within the sanctuary of their schools. Working to deliver these funds to Abington and Upper Dublin ensures children can reach their full potential as they learn, grow, and thrive.”

The funds will advance the School Safety and Security Committee’s goal of ensuring that all Pennsylvania students can learn in safe, healthy school environments by helping school entities address basic safety needs and mental health services identified in the committee’s recently adopted Revised Baseline Criteria Standards.