Curry announces $20,000 nonprofit security grant

HARRISBURG, April 14 – State Rep. Gina H. Curry, D-Delaware, announced today Upper Darby Township & Sellers Memorial Free Public Library is the recipient of a $20,000 Nonprofit Security Grant.

“Libraries are a vital part of our neighborhood,” Curry said. “They provide not only resources but a safe place for community members to gather. It is important that residents feel protected when entering these community centers and I am pleased to see this state funding invested into the 164th.”

The grants, administered through the Pennsylvania Commission on Crime and Delinquency, funds security enhancement projects for churches, synagogues and other nonprofit organizations serving diverse communities across the commonwealth. The funds may be used for the following:

  • Safety and security planning.
  • Purchase of safety and security equipment.
  • Purchase of security-related technology, including, but not limited to, metal detectors, protective lighting, surveillance equipment, special emergency communications equipment, electronic locksets, deadbolts, trauma kits and theft-control devices.
  • Safety and security training.
  • Threat awareness and response training.
  • Upgrades to existing structures that enhance safety and security.
  • Vulnerability and threat assessments.
  • Specialty-trained canines.
  • Any other safety- or security-related project that enhances safety or security of the nonprofit organization.

The grant program was created with Act 83 of 2019.