Comitta announces $448k grant to support school safety and security

HARRISBURG, May 1 – State Rep. Carolyn Comitta, D-Chester, announced today that two school districts in her legislative district have been awarded Pennsylvania school safety and security grants totaling $448,450.

The funds will be provided through the Pennsylvania Commission on Crime and Delinquency’s School Safety and Security Committee. This committee is the result of Act 44 of 2018, and is responsible for establishing the standards schools must meet when performing school safety and security assessments.

Grant recipients in Comitta’s district are:

  • Unionville-Chadds Ford School District, receiving $48,400.
  • West Chester Area School District, receiving $400,050.

It will be the choice of the school districts to determine how exactly the funds will be used. Eligible purposes include, but are not limited to: safety and security assessments, emergency preparedness, violence prevention, intervention training programs, training of school police officers and counseling services for students.

“These grants serve as an investment benefitting our children’s education and well-being,” Comitta said. “I’m proud to support our schools and students in every way that I can to foster the safest learning environment possible.”

Further information about the grants can be found here: https://www.pccd.pa.gov/schoolsafety/Pages/default.aspx.