Zabel announces more than $120K in grants for local schools

DREXEL HILL, Nov. 16 – State Rep. Mike Zabel, D-Delaware, helped announce more than $9 million in state Safe School grants, with more than $120,000 headed to schools in his legislative district.

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

"I'm pleased to announce these grants, because our school districts depend on this money to help put into place equipment, staff and programs necessary to protect our students and help prevent acts of violence," Zabel said. "It's encouraging to see proactive steps in improving safety in and around our schools."

The local grants announced include:

  • Upper Darby School District, $23,369 for equipment.
  • Holy Child Academy, $25,000 for equipment.
  • Monsignor Bonner/Prendergast, $23,256.94 for equipment.
  • Saint Andrew School, $25,000 for equipment.
  • Saint Bernadette School, $24,250 for equipment.

For the full 2020-21 awards by school district, visit here.

More information about the types of grants awarded is available below: