Zabel announces more than $50K in school grants

HARRISBURG, Jan. 21 – In an effort to improve school safety, state Rep. Mike Zabel, D-Delaware, announced three Safety School Target grants have been approved for schools in his district.

“We must be proactive in addressing the needs of our children and schools,” Zabel said. “The grants announced today provide the state funding necessary to purchase equipment or put in place or sustain programs aimed at decreasing the potential for violence in our schools while also improving productivity.”

The grants approved in Zabel’s district are:

  • Saint Bernadette School: $25,000 for security equipment.
  • Saint Eugene School: $19,200 for security equipment. 
  • Monsignor Bonner and Archbishop Prendergast High School: $8,226 for development/continuation of programs.


The Pennsylvania Department of Education's Office for Safe Schools offers four types of targeted safety grants: equipment grants of up to $25,000; program grants of up to $20,000; School Police Officer grants of up to $40,000; and School Resource Officer grants of up to $60,000. Each of the grants aims to assist schools in:

  • reducing unnecessary student disciplinary actions and promoting an environment of greater productivity, safety, and learning.
  • enhancing anti-violence efforts between schools and parents, local governments, law enforcement and community organizations.

Find more information on the grants here or at