Takac applauds nearly $890K in funding to bolster safety, mental health resources in Centre County schools

HARRISBURG, April 26 – Grant awards totaling nearly $886,721 have been awarded to schools throughout the 82nd Legislative District to improve safety and mental health resources, state Rep. Paul Takac, D-Centre, announced today.


The awards and the amounts are as follows:

  • State College Area School District – $231,714.
  • Keystone Central School District-$195,619.
  • Bellefonte Area School District-$174,432.
  • Bald Eagle Area School District – $154,131.
  • Keystone Central CTC-$70,000.
  • St. Joseph’s Catholic Academy-$50,000.
  • Central Intermediate Unit 10 - $10,825.

“In this era of unprecedented challenges, our commitment to the welfare of students and educators has never been stronger,” Takac said. “By prioritizing mental health and school safety, we are acknowledging the complex needs of our youth and dedicating ourselves to creating an environment where every child can thrive emotionally, socially, and intellectually.

“Our message is clear: the safety and well-being of our students are paramount, and we will spare no expense to safeguard our future generations."

More about the funding, which was awarded through the Pennsylvania Commission on Crime and Delinquency, is available here.

This most recent round of funding completes the $155 million school safety grants program package appropriated in the bipartisan 2023-24 state budget and issued by the School Safety and Security Committee in January 2024.