Matzie: Nearly $1.2 million secured for area school security and mental health resources

ALIQUIPPA, April 26 – Nearly $1.2 million in new state funding is coming to bolster school security and expand resources for student mental health in the 16th Legislative District, state Rep. Rob Matzie announced today.

Matzie, D-Beaver, said the competitive school safety and security grants awarded by the Pennsylvania Commission on Crime and Delinquency will bolster resources for students and school staff throughout the region.

“Our kids deserve to spend their school days learning, developing confidence and discovering their abilities, and this new funding of nearly $1.2 million will ensure they do so in the safest, most secure environments possible," Matzie said. “We have worked hard to help keep these grant programs well-funded because we know these dollars are going to support one of our most important priorities – ensuring students and school staff are safe and free to focus on the business of learning and teaching.”

Matzie said the grants – which include both school safety and mental health funding – include:

  • $172,548 to Ambridge Area School District.
  • $168,502 to Central Valley School District.
  • $166,517 to Hopewell Area School District.
  • $151,288 to Freedom Area School District.
  • $150,426 to Aliquippa School District.
  • $139,931 to Rochester Area School District.
  • $74,500 to CLASS Academy.
  • $70,000 to Beaver County Career and Technical Center.
  • $70,000 to Baden Academy Charter School.
  • $3,725 to Beaver Valley Intermediate Unit 27.

More information about the funding is available here: